On February 17, 2009, Congress passed the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA), in effort to counter the negative effects of a recession that devastated the economy and resulted in unfinished building projects and lost jobs. The ARRA appropriated more than $700 billion to fund federal tax relief, expansion of unemployment benefits, and domestic spending in healthcare, education, and infrastructure.
Projects that meet the certain criteria may qualify for stimulus funding under the ARRA. The ARRA includes a “Buy American” provision that encourages support of domestic companies and US workers. This includes specific requirements about the origins of manufactured goods to be used in projects receiving stimulus money.
Using materials and components from local, national, and international partners, all Bock Lighting products are proudly designed, assembled, and painted in the US and shipped from our manufacturing facilities in Solon, Ohio. Most of our products are classified as “American-Made” and qualify for use under the “Buy American” provision of ARRA.