With its main manufacturing plant in the Los Angeles area, MGM Transformer Company proudly complies with all “Buy U.S.” statutes such as Buy America, Buy American, ARRA, BAA and SPPA.
MGM Transformer Company can manufacture your units at our 120,000 square foot plant in the U.S. and source the raw materials solely from American companies if required. By doing so we can certify your units to be compliant with any of the various “Buy U.S.” statutes listed below (either state or federal). Please make sure to specify your requirements at the time of order.
TAA (Trade Agreements Act)
The Trade Agreements Act of 1979 (TAA), is an Act of Congress that governs trade agreements negotiated between the U.S. and other countries. The TAA can restrict procurement of goods and services for federal contracts, if the program management office decides to check TAA compliance. In many ways the TAA supersedes the Buy American Act, because the TAA allows the President to waive the Buy American Act under certain conditions. Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) Subpart 25.4 includes guidance for TAA compliance. In general, a product is “TAA compliant” if it’s made in the United States or a “Designated Country.”
SPPA 73 P.S. 1881 (Steel Products Procurement Act)
The Pennsylvania Steel Products Procurement Act, requires every “public agency” within the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, which enters into a contract “for the construction, reconstruction, alteration, repair, improvement or maintenance of public works,” to include a contract provision that “only steel products as herein defined shall be used or supplied in the performance of the contract…” As defined by the Act, the comprehensive term “steel products” includes products rolled, formed, shaped, drawn, extruded, forged, cast, fabricated or otherwise similarly processed, or processed by a combination of two or more of such operations, from steel made in the United States by the open hearth, basic oxygen, electric furnace, Bessemer or other steel making process.