Quality, American-made steel for the U.S. Armed Forces
This week, the U.S. Department of Defense restored a 35-year rule requiring that steel purchased by the U.S. military be 100% Made in USA.
The rule, originally overturned in 2009, requires armor plated steel to be both melted and finished in the United States. Several Ohio companies, including Cleveland’s ArcelorMittal and Cliffs Natural Resources and Marion’s Nucor, are involved in the production of armor plates.
Commented U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH): “This is a win for our military and for American companies like ArcelorMittal, Cliffs, and Nucor, that make steel for our military right here in the United States. We know how to make steel armor plates here in America, and there’s no reason why countries like China and Russia should be making the steel used in our military’s vehicles and equipment.”
The Alliance for American Manufacturing (AAM) is a strong advocate of such Buy America preferences.
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