What Happened When NAFTA Collided With the Plumbing Industry

The author looks at how the displacement of jobs due to the North American Free Trade Agreement of 1994 affected aspects of the plumbing industry that can still be seen today

I recently spoke with a few old plumbers about how they went from the steel trades to the pipe trades. This history led me down an interesting path that explains some of the things that we see in the plumbing industry today.

The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) in 1994...

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