Aquarius Technologies on "Buy American"
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Essentially, the Buy American clause could destroy our business. The end result of Buy American would, at a minimum, add significant costs to our products in the U.S. marketplace if we could find a way to supply them. And it would virtually eliminate our ability to ship U.S. products into the Canadian marketplace.
Aquarius Technologies, Inc., furnishes a number of American-made components to wastewater treatment plants. One proprietary component, a nylon material installed in the wastewater treatment tanks, is produced by an Ontario textile company. The product is sold as a Canadian product and, therefore, violates the Buy American clause. If the Buy American clause remains, it would virtually eliminate our ability to ship U.S. products into the Canadian marketplace.
Tom Pokorsky is President & CEO of Aquarius Technologies, Port Washington, Wisconsin