Manufacturing

Pottstown keg maker wins approval from U.S. Dept. of Commerce in antidumping investigation

American Keg Co., a manufacturer of American steel kegs from Pottstown, petitioned the U.S. Department of Commerce in 2018 seeking action against exporters from Mexico have sold refillable steel kegs at less than fair value in the U.S. The federal department recently launched an investigation to determine if it would apply tariffs to Mexican imports of steel kegs.

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Bubble or boom? Growth of craft brewing raises questions

Seven Sirens Brewing will be the latest in a burst of micro-breweries in the Lehigh Valley. From Funk to Fegley’s, Bonn Place to Bangor Trust, there is a microbrewery (or two or three) in many local communities. But will the growing supply outpace the demand? And with so many specialty beers, can any beer be special? LVB talked to those on the front line of the local craft brewery scene to find out.

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