Archive: May 2017

Buy American Executive Order

To Our Customers:

On April 18, 2017, the President signed the Executive Order on Buy American and Hire American. This presidential directive clearly delineates a new policy to maximize, through its inclusion in Federal financial assistance awards and Federal procurements, the use of goods, products and materials produced in the United States. In specific reference to steel products, the Executive Order defines “Produced in the United States” as meaning all steel manufacturing processes, from the initial melting stage through the application of coatings, must occur in the U.S.

The decree actively encourages participation of American workers in the manufacture of materials destined for the redevelopment and maintenance of our country’s infrastructure. Our customers who participate in federally-assisted infrastructure projects, such as bridges, railroads and utility pipelines, can rely on McDonald Steel Corporation to be in full compliance with the Executive Order.

America’s steel industry has long been a stimulus for our country’s economic engine. Today, the President is asking steel customers to utilize American-made products that will generate new domestic growth.  Toward this end, McDonald Steel can further assist in bringing your complete stocking inventory into compliance with the Buy American and Hire American Executive Order.

On behalf of the employees of McDonald Steel Corporation, I look forward to working with our customers to assist in rebuilding our country’s infrastructure with American-made steel produced by American steelworkers.


A. Timothy Egnot
President/COO – McDonald Steel Corporation