Over the next several months, SFNE will develop a Buy American Educational and Public Relations Campaign to increase awareness that New England public construction jobs are being awarded to companies outside of the United States. 

The plan underway is to activate public awareness campaigns at the beginning stage of construction projects. The program will consist of an SFNE generated letter sent to public officials and local media as soon as we learn about a project. We want to get in front of public officials at the outset of a construction project to promote the benefits of supporting New England companies. 

The letter will emphasize that the selection of an American company is better for the local economy. The plan is for these letters to bring awareness to local officials, the media, and the general public who may want to save New England jobs. SFNE’s goal is to have these stakeholders better understand that if they award a project to a non-US based steel fabricator, they may be getting a lower price for their project, but are hurting their local community and the regional economy. 

To get this long-term project off the ground, SFNE is forming a Buy American Task Force. 

If you are interested in participating or making a comment, please contact Cathy Flaherty at cflaherty@ssfne.org