The Buy America Act was established by the Surface Transportation Assistance Act of 1982, which was a transportation funding and policy act created under the Reagan administration. The Buy America Act was intended to give preference for the use of domestically produced materials on any procurements funded at least in part by the federal government.
The requirements of this statute are regulated by the Federal Transit Administration (FTA). Under the Buy America Act, end products must be 100% manufactured in the United States. In short, new Federal infrastructure spending through state and local communities requires compliance with the Buy America Act and the Buy America Executive orders of 2020 and 2021.
Buy America requirements vary depending on the funding agency as well as the type of good being purchased. Even if a federal agency funds only a small part of an infrastructure project undertaken by a state or municipality, Buy America requirements apply to the project as a whole.
The U.S. Infrastructure Investment & Jobs Act of 2021 provides $284 Billion in new spending for transportation infrastructure in the United States of America.
U.S. Architectural and Sun Valley Lighting offer a comprehensive selection of products that are manufactured in the USA and meet the guidelines established under the Buy America Act (BAA), enabling our products to be installed in government buildings, military bases, and other federally funded sites that require products that are made in America. Starting with raw aluminum ingots, U.S. Architectural and Sun Valley Lighting craft the artistic day forms and create high performance photometric performance from our proprietary designs and LED lenses that are injection molded in California. Our customers can choose from a broad line of affordable outdoor architectural LED luminaires, arms, bases and shafts to meet specified requirements relating to their project, that were all made in America.