Whirlpool’s fight with imported washing machines puts new wrinkles in Trump trade agenda

Workers at Whirlpool’s plant in Clyde, Ohio, churn out a washing machine every four seconds, making the facility one of the largest appliance makers in the country. (Don Lee/Los Angeles Times/TNS)

The targets are Samsung and LG, two giant South Korean conglomerates that have taken aim at the U.S. appliance market. Whirlpool lawyers want Trump to slap heavy penalties on imports of washers and key parts from anywhere in the world.

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