An amendment has been filed in the Massachusetts Senate that would allow you to compete for taxpayer-funded construction projects instead of that work going to foreign companies and economies.
Amendment #165 to Senate Bill S2564 (see below) would require that any economic assistance legislation allocated for public construction projects give preference to U.S. manufacturers when buying steel, iron, and other materials for new buildings and renovations.
The only way this Amendment will continue to move forward is with your help! Please contact your senators and ask that they support Amendment #165 to Senate Bill S2564.
While phone calls work best, you could also send an email. A sample letter is below, and you can click here to find your senator's contact information.
Please remember to call the senators that represent the community where you live and work.
You can also contact senators even if you don't live or work in Massachusetts. This legislation will positively impact your business as it will add local jobs, generate needed tax revenue for government services, and create economic activity for your downstream trade partners throughout New England.
Also, please share this email with your employees and colleagues. It is important that all members of the steel fabrication community support this important measure.
If you get any responses from your efforts, please let me know. Your help is appreciated.
Catherine A. Flaherty
Catherine A. Flaherty, CAE