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Trump's plan to alter Nafta could end up hurting US manufacturing

Limiting imports encouraged by Nafta could raise cost of making goods at many US factories and provoke Canada and Mexico to similarly restrict trade

An employee assembling an industrial fan at the Big Ass Fans factory in Lexington. The company is concerned that it may have to pay more for the motors it imports from Mexico and lose sales to Canada and Mexico, its two largest export destinations.

Lexington, Kentucky

NEVER mind the refrain that the American factory is supposedly a dinosaur in the age of globalisation. Here in the heart of horse country, some 700 US workers are designing and building premium ceiling fans. They tap local engineering...