Since the 1980s when it began making coils made for the U.S. Navy, Colmac Coil, Colville, Wash., has complied with the Buy American Act.
the Congressional Research Service, the Buy American Act was enacted in 1933 in
an effort to promote domestic preferences for government purchases. As an
incentive, the act provides funding for projects that comply.
defines what qualifies as American products based on articles, supplies and
materials. Under the act, all products must be produced in the United States,
and manufactured items must be manufactured in the United States from U.S.
also seeking comply with the Buy American Act, Colmac can manufacture custom
products that comply with the legislation at its two manufacturing facilities,
in Colville and in Paxton, Ill., says Jeremy Olberding, Colmac’s sales manager.
Coil, this means that the cost of the U.S. components manufactured must exceed
50 percent of the cost of all components of the product, and the product must
be manufactured in the United States.
comply with the Buy American Act. We have the ability to source our materials,
articles and supplies through American supply chains,” says Randy Carstens,
heat transfer products manager.
Coil Maker Complies With the Buy American Act
January 18, 2012