Congress passed the Buy American Act in 1933 in response to the Great Depression to give preference for American-made goods in the federal government’s procurement process. Buy American certification means that at least 50 percent of a product’s components are from the United States. Symmons has complied with the Buy American Act and has supported American jobs for over 80 years. At Symmons, we’re proud to have a manufacturing facility located in Braintree, MA producing over 500 products that are compliant with the Buy American Act. The American flag icon denotes our Buy American Act compliant products.