If you are in the construction industry, you have probably seen first-hand how supply chain and foreign production issues have impacted your projects. Were you one of the many contractors that struggled to find a reliable source to purchase high-quality building materials? The “Build America, Buy America” legislative act was enacted to bolster economic growth and circumvent many of the issues builders face with the supply chain.
As a leader in American-made plastic sheeting for construction and agricultural purposes, Americover’s mission for over 30 years, has been to provide industry professionals with the highest-quality products made in the USA.
Read below to learn more about the “Build America, Buy America” legislation, and why we are the best source for plastic sheeting that complies.
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What is “Build America, Buy America” (BABA)
“Build America, Buy America Act” (BABAA) was a bill passed in 2021 with the goal of, “Ensuring the Future Is Made in All of America By All of America’s Workers”. The legislation requires government funded infrastructure projects use American made products that are manufactured in the U.S., and the cost to produce the end-product must be greater than 55 percent of the total cost of all components.
Builders and contractors wanting to remain eligible for financial assistance programs must comply with BABAA standards whenever possible. An exception may be necessary when the materials aren’t available, or the cost is unreasonable, but contractors should consult their awarding agency for more information.
What are the Benefits of BABAA
Using domestic materials and adhering to BABAA compliance has a myriad of benefits for both businesses and the nation as a whole. Nationally, BABAA boosts the American economy through job creation and domestic commerce. BABAA enhances national security through reduced reliance on foreign suppliers, and it is more likely to produce higher-quality results due to standardized quality control. Additionally, businesses that adhere to BABAA compliance are less likely to face supply chain disruptions.
American-made products can help builders meet U.S. compliance requirements with ease and provide high-quality materials that can keep your building site safe.
Americover – the Premiere “Build America, Buy America” Plastic Sheeting Brand
Americover is the leading source for American-made plastic sheeting for countless building applications. Our products are carefully manufactured to follow FTC guidelines, meaning the building professionals can rest assured that they are getting the highest-quality materials to meet BABA and other compliance requirements.
Some American-made products that Americover offers for building applications include:
- Vapor Retarders
- Heavy-Duty Liners
- Greenhouse Plastic Sheeting
- Reinforced Plastic Sheeting
- Tapes and Accessories
- Fire-Retardant Plastic Sheeting
- Self-Adhesive Plastic Film
- Non-Reinforced Poly Sheeting
- Heat Shrink Wrap
- Anti Static Fire Retardant Plastic Sheeting
Americover is the premiere choice for all of your American-made plastic sheeting products, whether you are an architect specifying a product for a job, a contractor looking for products that meet BABA compliance standards, or a distributor helping your customers find the products that they need.
As an Americover customer, you will receive the personalized support of a dedicated account manager to simplify the ordering process and ensure the best solution for every one of your projects. Our friendly, knowledgeable staff is here to answer your questions and fulfill orders Monday-Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Pacific Standard Time. If you would like to speak with a representative, call us at 760-388-6294 or contact us.