The following Viance brand preservatives manufactured in the United States meet the requirements of the Buy American Act.
- D-Blaze® FRTW - Fire retardant treated wood and plywood for interior use
- Preserve® CA-C - Copper Azole Type C for residential, commercial and agricultural use
- Preserve® CA-B - Copper Azole Type B for residential, commercial and agricultural use (Canada)
- SupaTimber® CCA - Chromated Copper Arsenate for industrial and commercial applications
On January 25, 2021, President Biden signed an Executive Order that strengthens the Buy American Act provisions, pushing federal agencies to buy more products made in the United States and closing loopholes in the existing provisions.
The Buy American Act applies to all U.S. federal government agency purchases of goods over $10,000 and under the Trade Agreement Act threshold (generally $182,000 for supply contracts and $7,008,000 for construction contracts). When purchased by federal entities for public use, the Act requires that these goods be produced in the U.S. and at least 50 percent of the cost of their components must come from the U.S.
Products that do not meet the definition of domestic end product are subject to a price penalty, although there are certain waivers and exceptions. The Order creates a “Made in America Office” to manage the waiver process, increase scrutiny of waiver requests and ultimately reduce the number of waivers granted.
If you should need further information, please contact your sales representative or anyone at our office so that we may assist you.
Jonathan Whitehead, Eastern Region Sales
Todd Schoffstoll. Western Regional Manager