Nucor, foundries appeal ‘Buy America’ ruling

Feb 25, 2013 | 05:08 PM | Corinna Petry

Tags  Buy America, Federal Highway Administration, rule interpretation, Nucor, United Steelworkers, Paul Rosenthal, Kelley Drye & Warren, corinna petry

CHICAGO — Iron and steel foundries, steelmaker Nucor Corp., the United Steelworkers union and the Municipal Castings Association have objected to a Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) ruling on "Buy America" requirements, saying it could cost them millions of dollars in lost sales.

The group has asked the U.S. Appeals Court for the District of Columbia to review the final rule, "Classification of Manufactured Products Under Buy America," issued Dec. 21.

According to an FHWA memorandum clarifying its position on the application of "Buy America" requirements to manufactured products, "questions have arisen regarding the scope of the application" since the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act was passed in 2009.....

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