Merillat and the Buy American Act
In 1946, Orville and Ruth Merillat built the first Merillat cabinets in their 2400-square-foot workshop in Adrian, Michigan. More than 65 years later, Merillat—now part of Masco Cabinetry—is still based in Michigan, with manufacturing plants throughout the United States.
This commitment to home-grown quality is why Merillat is proud to acknowledge that our current product offering satisfies the “Buy American” requirements of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.
The Buy American Act is the major domestic preference statute governing procurement by the federal government. Essentially it attempts to protect domestic labor by providing a preference for American goods in government purchases.
Enacted in 1933, the Buy American Act has only been substantively amended four times. The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (“The Stimulus Plan”) did not amend the Buy American Act but it did include a provision designed to protect American workers by saving and creating jobs.
In the spirit of the Buy American Act, and true to the hard-working ethic of our company founders, Merillat is proud to carry on the tradition of American craftsmanship.