PISCATAWAY,N.J.(October 14, 2010) — American Standard Brands is one of the elite, few plumbing manufacturers who has products entirely “Made in the USA”, meeting the requirements of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) – Buy American Requirements for Construction Material.
For a product to qualify under this legislation, virtually all materials, labor and inputs must be made in the United States, not only assembled in America.
“The American Standard ‘Made in the USA’ portfolio includes a comprehensive offering of high-performance, water efficient vitreous china and lavatory products designed for residential as well as commercial, industrial and institutional applications,” explains Jeremy Cressman, vice president and general manager, commercial trade, for American Standard. “In fact, our American Standard Brands chinaware plant in Nevada, Missouri, is one
of just two facilities to manufacture commercial chinaware plumbing products in the United States.”
The top rated American Standard Cadet® 3 ADA elongated and regular height two-piece toilets are manufactured domestically, as are the Colorado™ flushometer toilet bowls, the Missouri™ wall-mount lavatory, the Ohio™ (oval) and Kentucky™ (round) self-rimming lavatories, and the Nevada™ undermount lavatory.
“While our company maintains a global supply chain, we operate design, engineering and manufacturing facilities throughout the United States, which produce chinaware, acrylics, shower bases, terrazzo and other products,” says Cressman. “We welcome the opportunity to help architects, engineers and contractors involved in stimulus-funded projects select the appropriate product for Buy American-ARRA compliance.”
The Buy American Act, originally signed into law in 1933 by President Franklin Roosevelt, was expanded in 2009 with the enactment of the Recovery Act. The overriding purpose of these acts was to spur economic activity and investment in the long-term growth of the United States and its trading partners.
For more than 130 years, American Standard has been America’s leading plumbing manufacturer with a comprehensive selection of vitreous china toilet and lavatory products that are entirely made in the United States.
For more information on American Standard products, visit www.americanstandard.com or call (800) 899-2614.