Understanding Build America, Buy America (BABA) and Inovair’s Compliance

At Inovair, we take pride in our commitment to manufacturing high-efficiency blowers that not only excel in performance but also adhere to stringent American-made standards. As the only high-efficiency blower manufacturer compliant with Build America, Buy America (BABA) parameters, we want to educate our customers on the importance of these standards and how our products meet and exceed them.

The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2007

The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2007 was a significant piece of legislation aimed at stimulating the U.S. economy, but it did not include a specific American-made content provision. Under ARRA, products could utilize components from outside the United States. As long as the final product was substantially transformed within the U.S., it met the required standards. This meant that companies could assemble a majority of foreign-made components domestically and still comply with ARRA guidelines.

The Evolution to Buy America, Build America (BABA)

While ARRA set the stage, meeting its requirements is not related to compliance with the more stringent BABA standards. The BABA Act, established under the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act of 2021, mandates that for a product to be BABA compliant, over 55% of the total cost of its components must come from the United States. This is a significant shift towards prioritizing American-made materials and components and it supports the U.S. manufacturing industry more robustly.

While BABA has moved slowly to date due to complexity, according to EPA this 55% domestic content requirement will be impacting much of the federal funding beginning in the 3Q of this year. For more information on how the Build America Buy America Act is affecting the wastewater industry, check out the article by Thales Water Advisors from their May 2024 newsletter.

Inovair: Manufactured in the USA

At Inovair, our commitment to BABA compliance is unwavering. And we are the only high-efficiency blower manufacturer that is fully compliant with BABA parameters. Here's why Inovair's products are the best choice for wastewater treatment plants looking to take advantage of BABA funding opportunities:

Vertically Integrated Manufacturing

Our blower packages are meticulously designed, manufactured, and serviced at our Kansas City headquarters. This vertical integration ensures that we deliver products of the highest quality while allowing us to provide local, efficient service to our customers. The proximity of our operations enhances both the speed of product support and clarity of communication, resulting in faster response times and better customer support.

USA-Based Sourcing

We support and source from our U.S. partners, further reinforcing our commitment to American-made components and contributing to the U.S. economy.

American Iron and Steel (AIS) Act Compliance

In addition to BABA, our products meet the requirements of the American Iron and Steel (AIS) Act, ensuring that our components meet rigorous quality and origin standards.

Exceeding BABA Standards

Our manufacturing processes and US-based sourcing guarantee that more than 55% of the total cost of all components is derived from the United States, making us fully compliant with BABA standards.

Learn More About Inovair’s BABA-Compliant Blowers

Inovair's compliance with these standards sets us apart in the industry, but there are many more benefits Inovair blowers offer to our Water and Wastewater Treatment customers. From significant cost savings to enhanced product efficiency, Inovair blowers are the best choice for your facility. Explore our range of BABA-compliant products and see how Inovair can enhance your operations.

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