Could a "Buy American" clause derail the infrastructure stimulus package?
February 3, 2009

The economic-stimulus package working its way through Congress right now could be derailed by a "Buy American" clause that could lead to retaliation by some of America's largest trading partners. We represent a diverse range of manufacturers, most of them American. And it should be noted that these American manufacturers, like Gorman-Rupp, Golden Harvest, ATI, and Environetics, are able to compete on a global scale, often exporting their American-made goods all around the world. But some other products, like some of our handheld gas-detection monitors or our nano-bubble lagoon-oxygen systems, can only be obtained from overseas due to patent protections. America has many great manufacturers that have successfully innovated and grown internationally and offer worldwide sales representation because they are better than their competitors.

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