Washington, D.C. – Today, President Trump signed an Executive Order strengthening Buy American preferences for government-funded infrastructure projects. The order directs federal agencies to encourage recipients of federal funding to meet Buy American requirements for steel, iron, aluminum, cement, and other products in their projects. The Steel Manufacturers Association (SMA) supports the Administration in their efforts to promote the use of American-made products in taxpayer-funded projects.

“Buy American programs support American businesses and create good paying jobs for American workers. The SMA is pleased to see Buy American principles encouraged for use in government-funded projects,” said Philip K. Bell, president of the SMA.

Maximizing the use of American products in government-funded infrastructure projects strengthens the domestic steel industry, encourages investment and increases well-paying jobs in the United States.