Made in America – Why Should You Care?

AGF President Jim McHugh goes into detail to answer the question “Made in America: Why Should You Care?” in Sprinkler Age Magazine. From stimulating the US economy to ensuring code-compliant, high-quality products, choosing American manufacturers is a great choice for your project. Read the full article here, or keep reading for some highlights.

Of course, buying American-made products stimulates the American economy and helps to support our manufacturing industry. But, in a heavily-regulated industry such as this one, it also has other benefits:

“The United States, with the help of industry organizations like the American Fire Sprinkler Association (AFSA) and the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and other entities like Underwriters Laboratories (UL) and FM Global, have literally written the standards related to the preservation of life and property in a fire; and the world tends (although slowly at times) to follow our lead. Through trial and error, research and experimentation, testing and retesting, we have become the authority and as a result, the “Made in the USA” or “Made in America” label conveys much more than patriotism. In a strictly regulated industry such as ours, it also stands for quality, innovation, and reliability.”

Buying American also comes with the benefit of supporting businesses that are dedicated to serving your community, like AGF:

“AGF has always believed we have an obligation to our employees, their families, and our community to produce the best possible products for our industry to help save human life and property. Our engineers do extensive research and we gather input from contractors, designers and our distributors to solve common issues and problems associated with the installation and maintenance of sprinkler systems…The products we produce support not only our employees, but also our distributors, the contractors that specify and install our products, and communities that we live and pay taxes.”

If you have any questions about AGF’s Made in America products, feel free to contact us to speak to a member of our technical staff. We’re proud to be an American manufacturer serving the life safety of not only our fellow Americans but communities around the world.