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Response to the side note, Canada is in America,
specifically North America.  Similarly, Mexico is also
in America.

Everyone have a good weekend!!

Paul.
Phoenix, AZ
--- Robert E Shaw Jr <rshaw(--nospam--at)steelstructures.com>
wrote:
> You're right. The Japanese cars run forever, unlike
> our domestic-engineered
> product. (Just trying to get folks riled up around
> here.)
> 
>  
> 
> On the serious side, if the steel is "smelted" in
> the US, it makes no
> difference what the source of the scrap is, as long
> as it is not foreign
> billet material. Go here for the FHWA viewpoint.
> 
>  
> 
>
http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/programadmin/contracts/070689.htm
> 
>  
> 
> As a side note, the engineer / architect should be
> more concerned with LEEDS
> ratings than foreign scrap content.
> 
>  
> 
> As a second side note, is the engineer/architect
> verifying that the source
> of the cement is not Canadian?
> 
>  
> 
> Bob
> 
>  
> 
>  
> 
>  
> 
>   _____  
> 
> From: Ken Peoples [mailto:kspeoples(--nospam--at)lvta.net] 
> Sent: Friday, March 11, 2005 11:50 AM
> To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
> Subject: Re: Buy American Steel
> 
>  
> 
> Newer ones certainly are built in the states, but
> the ones being recycled
> may not have been.
> 
>  
> 
> Best regards,
>  
> 
>  
> 
> Ken
> 
>  
> 
> Kenneth S. Peoples, P. E.
> LVTA
> Lehigh Valley Technical Associates, Inc.
> 1584 Weaversville Road
> Northampton, PA 18067
> 
>  
> 
> Phone: 610-262-6345
> Fax:610-262-8188
> Email: kpeoples(--nospam--at)lvta.net
> 
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> 
> From: Robert <mailto:rshaw(--nospam--at)steelstructures.com>  E
> Shaw Jr 
> 
> To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org 
> 
> Sent: Friday, March 11, 2005 11:30 AM
> 
> Subject: RE: Buy American Steel
> 
>  
> 
> Commentary - Toyotas are built in Kentucky, Hondas
> are built in Ohio,
> Nissans are built in Tennessee - all mostly of
> domestic materials. My Honda
> is about 75% American.
> 
>  
> 
> Bob Shaw
> 
>  
> 
> (now let's see if we can find the real laws)
> 
>  
> 
>  
> 
> 
>   _____  
> 
> 
> From: Ken Peoples [mailto:kspeoples(--nospam--at)lvta.net] 
> Sent: Friday, March 11, 2005 10:46 AM
> To: Steel Detail; Seaint
> Subject: Buy American Steel
> 
>  
> 
> In the past year or so, I heard that a fabricator
> was being given a hard
> time by the engineer (or maybe the architect)
> because they couldn't prove
> that the steel that was being used on the project
> was not made from recycled
> Japanese cars.  I don't recall who it was, but  I am
> curious what the rules
> really are for public work regarding buying american
> steel. I don't think
> there is a lot of steel out there today that does
> not include recycled
> foreign cars, but I am not an expert.  Do any of you
> know where I could go
> to find the actual wording of the laws?  Most of the
> work we do is in PA and
> NJ.
> 
>  
> 
> Best regards,
>  
> 
>  
> 
> Ken
> 
>  
> 
> Kenneth S. Peoples, P. E.
> LVTA
> Lehigh Valley Technical Associates, Inc.
> 1584 Weaversville Road
> Northampton, PA 18067
> 
>  
> 
> Phone: 610-262-6345
> Fax:610-262-8188
> Email: kpeoples(--nospam--at)lvta.net
> 
> 


		
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