China’s clout squeezes small businesses in Royse City

Dallas Morning News. Small Texas manufacturers are having a tough time competing with China.

Low-priced imports have battered them for years. But China’s appetite for raw materials has put an additional squeeze on companies like the ones clustered in a little industrial park here 34 miles east of Dallas.

“They’ll take lower quality leather and pay premium prices for it, and just go in and buy all the production, which jumps the price up,” said Bill Yonavich, founder of custom furniture maker Austin Ranch.



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