Trade war hits scrap yards in Michigan in ways you wouldn't expect
It's hard to imagine that a trade war could turn into a scrap yard fight in Detroit. Yet China is the largest consumer of scrap commodities. And Michigan is a major exporter, generating multimillions of dollars in business when it comes to recycling metals. So when China slapped retaliatory tariffs on aluminum waste and scrap in April, recycling operations, including two deeply-rooted, family-owned businesses in Michigan, found themselves on the front lines of the trade war.