BUY AMERICAN

The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009 was enacted to stimulate the American economy by supporting American jobs. A "Buy American" provision in the Act mandates that "none of the funds ... made available by this Act may be used for a ... public building or public work unless all of the iron, steel, and manufactured goods used in the project are produced in the United States." Millions of Americans – such as those working at NEI's seven manufacturing plants – rely upon this stimulus funding to protect their jobs and their families.