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    Default American Recovery and Reinvestment Act and the Buy American Act

    The intent of the AMERICAN RECOVERY AND REINVESTMENT ACT (ARRA) that President Obama signed into law on February 17, 2009 is to reinvigorate our economy with new projects that put Americans back to work. There is also a provision in the act that invokes the BUY AMERICAN ACT, which will help bring more manufacturers into the process and thus compound the economic boost by allowing more industries to support new projects.

    Qualifying TOTO Products for ARRA and BAA

    TOTO USA, which has significant manufacturing operations outside of Atlanta, GA, offers over 1,000 products that meet the requirements of the ARRA and the BUY AMERICAN ACT (BAA) of 1933. Plus, according to the BAA, products from designated countries qualify as a part of the recovery package. These countries include: World Trade Organization Government Procurement Agreement countries; Free Trade Agreements countries; Caribbean-Basin countries; or one of several “least developed” countries around the world.

    Click here to download a PDF list of TOTO's compliant ARRA/BAA products

    http://www.totousa.com/Portals/0/Bro...O-BAA_0809.pdf

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    That's good information. Thanks, Terry.

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    Looks alright. I also buy products with American in the name.

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    Looks alright. I also buy products with American in the name.
    That's nice, too bad they don't manufacture in the USA like Toto does.

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    The ARRA and BAA include many countries other than the USA.

    "designated countries qualify as a part of the recovery package. These countries include: World Trade Organization Government Procurement Agreement countries; Free Trade Agreements countries; Caribbean-Basin countries; or one of several “least developed” countries around the world."

    For example, one Toto I bought that qualified was made in Vietnam.
    Not as American as the title might seem.

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    Not as American as the title might seem.
    I sold a Bone ADA drake to a customer last week, tank and bowl made in USA

    All of the TOTO Ultramax, Soiree, Guinevere, Ultramax II toilets I've been selling are made in USA
    The Eco tanks for the Drake have been made in USA

    All of the Gerber I sell is made in China
    American Standard manufactures in Mexico and Brazil, which are fair trade.
    Pegasus, China
    Glacier By, China

    Maybe that's why I like the TOTO one-piece toilets a bit better.
    They make most of them here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by adenwork2 View Post
    For example, one Toto I bought that qualified was made in Vietnam.
    Not as American as the title might seem.
    That was probably the bowl (on a Drake for example). The tank on mine is U.S. made, but the bowl is not. I didn't see the bowl on the list, but the tank was there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ian Gills View Post
    Looks alright. I also buy products with American in the name.
    Sorry, but I think it is misleading and downright disgraceful that American Standard (for example) products are not made in the United States. I know of more than one person who bought these products believing that they were made here.

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