As a Chicago–based lighting manufacturer, Focal Point understands your commitment to utilizing U.S. made products. Manufacturing in the U.S. is a commitment we have had since our inception and is part of what makes us successful and viable in a competitive market. While many companies struggle to meet U.S. content requirements, Focal Point has continuously manufactured in Chicago, using U.S. components whenever possible, since we were founded in 1994. Below is a summary of the various initiatives requiring U.S. made products, and how our luminaires meet these requirements.
All Focal Point products are made in the USA of U.S. and imported parts.
This applies to Federal Government projects funded with stimulus monies. All manufactured goods must be produced in the United States. There are no requirements that components and subcomponents be of U.S. origin, provided the manufactured construction material is produced in the United States. The word “produced” has not been defined for purposes of ARRA Buy American provision, so many have adopted the “substantial transformation” test to determine if an article is produced in the U.S. Substantial Transformation occurs when the processing results in a new and different article of commerce. All Focal Point products are substantially transformed in Chicago, IL and meet the requirements of this provision.
This act applies to all U.S. Federal Government Agency purchases of goods that are not funded by stimulus monies. This Act requires that U.S. made products be preferred for Government purchases. For purposes of this Act, U.S. made products are those that contain more than 50% (by component cost) of U.S. materials and the end product is assembled in the United States. All Focal Point families except ID, Mondana, Groove, Fusion, Verve III, and Verve IV meet the criteria of the Buy American Act.
This Act applies only to grants issued by the Federal Transit Administration and Federal Highway Administration for transit-related projects, and has similar requirements to the Buy American Act above.