“Buy American, Hire American”: The U.S. Steel Industry Supports a Robust Initiative

"Buy American, Hire American": The U.S. Steel Industry Supports a Robust Initiative

One of the Trump Administration’s rallying cries – “buy American, hire American” – is finding support among many American industries, including the U.S. Steel Industry. Already a strong supporter of American-made and American-built products, U.S. Bridge is proud to stand with the American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC), the National Steel Bridge Alliance, the Alliance for American Manufacturing, and a dozen of other organizations to support this initiative.

U.S. Tax Dollars to be Spent Domestically

The main champion of this initiative was Representative Bost, a Republication Congressman from Illinois. Accordingly, on inauguration day, Representative Bost and 20 other Republican congressmen signed a letter to the Trump Administration stating their support, and the support of their constituents for the “Buy American, Hire American” initiative. The major conceit of Buy American laws is that infrastructure improvements paid for by American taxes should utilize materials that come from American companies.

Laws that Will Have Impact

The U.S. fabricated structural steel industry is responsible for employing more than 160,000 American workers. Hence, by procuring American-made assets, the steel industry will see immediate, positive effects. At U.S. Bridge, we have always believed American-made means American-tough. Therefore, passing legislation that highlights the work and talents of American-based steel workers supports the industry as a whole – a step that U.S. Bridge wholeheartedly endorses.

Local Goods, Local Work

In addition, using local goods and workers will also help cut down production timelines. ​As a longstanding American Institute of Steel Construction certified fabricator with an Advanced Bridge designation along with Fracture Critical and Sophisticated Paint Endorsements; U.S. Bridge has long worked with the institute to improve the steel industry outlook in the United States.

For over 80 years, U.S. Bridge has worked with engineers, contractors, and customers to build strong bridges throughout the United States. We are the bridge building industry leader and our dedicated team will continue to buy American.

So if you would like to learn more about U.S. Bridge, please contact us by either calling: 888-872-7434 today, emailing us or bring your bridge to life with BridgeScope. We’d be especially proud to partner with you and take on your next American-made bridge project.