The National Precast Concrete Association (NPCA) and Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute (PCI) recently submitted a letter to the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) requesting that FHWA not discontinue its general waiver for applying Buy America to manufactured products such as precast concrete.

“PCI and NPCA supports the present practice and application by the FHWA of its general applicability waiver of Buy America requirements for manufactured products. We believed that this approach served the law well in providing the necessary business environment to further fulfill domestic content requirements as the nation’s infrastructure continues to develop and grow over time, in particular due to the IIJA funding. We support a continuation of such a waiver application in the event of supply chain disruptions and similar market conditions impacting concrete manufacturing productivity.”

You can read the letter in its entirety here.