This article was originally published in 2016, and updated June 2019.
Ryder Fleet Products offers a wide variety of professional lifting equipment and carry both imported models and made in the USA models. With the July 4th holidays just around the corner, we decided to feature our made in the USA Jacks this month.
We regularly receive calls from customers inquiring about certain features of a jack – such as its’ capacity, material, its’ compliance with ASME/PALD, etc. Another frequently asked question we hear is “Is it made in the USA?”
The country of origin is an important consideration for many, and especially for military and government organizations. Some companies specify that a certain percentage of their purchases be made in the USA and want to know which products meet the requirements of the Buy American Act and Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR). Other individuals, maintenance shops and fleets simply like to buy products made in America when they can. We hope this guide will help with your choices of lifting equipment.
What is the Buy American Act and Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR)?
The Buy American Act, passed in 1933 by Congress and signed by President Hoover on March 3, 1933, required the United States government to prefer US-made products in its purchases. The Buy American Act and the Federal Acquisition Regulation require that a product has at least 51% of USA content. (1)
To be clear, the Buy American Act only requires that a product has at least 51% of USA content. So even though a product may meet the requirements of the act, it doesn’t necessarily indicate that it is entirely made in America with all American parts or components.
Norco summarizes this well on their website:
Hein-Werner offers a similar description of their premium lifting line of products meeting the Buy American Act:
The products we have highlighted below, to the best of our knowledge, either comply with the Buy American Act and FAR or is manufactured or assembled in the USA or North America, or assembled in the US with US and Global components.
Where Can I Find Jack Stands Made in USA. Or, that meet the requirements of the Buy American Act?
Ryder Fleet Products offers USA-made Jack Stands from Norco Industries and Hein-Warner – from 3 ton stands suitable for working on automobiles and small trailers to a pair of 25 ton stands capable of supporting a fully-loaded trailer.
Great for fleet and maintenance garages where low profile stands are needed to support trucks or loaded trailers
Useful for supporting trucks, trailers, and agricultural equipment
The medium profile design allows more clearance than the low profile stands when supporting trucks, trailers, and agricultural equipment.
For fleet garages, trucks, trailers, agricultural and construction maintenance shops where a pin type height adjustment column is desired.
Stabilizes and assists in supporting the front or rear of a loaded or unloaded tractor-less trailer.
For automobiles, small trailers and small tractors.
5 Ton Low Profile Jack Stands
Low profile design supports forklifts and heavy machinery.
Floor Jacks Made in USA
Hein-Werner dominates this category with their selection of 2 and 3 ton floor jacks. Their 2 ton jack, the “True Blue”, has been a long-time favorite of military, government and private sectors.
TRUE BLUE 2 ton Floor Jack
For lifting small to medium-sized cars
For lifting mid to full sized cars, vans and SUVs. Heavy duty frame suitable for the professional technician.
Transmission Jacks Made in USA
Whether you work with light truck or heavy duty transmissions, these USA-made transmission jacks help make the job of removing and installing transmissions safer and more secure.
For heavy truck transmissions. Great for truck dealers, maintenance and heavy duty transmission repair shops.
Information for this article is from our suppliers, including their websites, literature, brochures and other marketing material. Note that a manufacturer may change how and where their products are made at anytime.
ABOUT RYDER FLEET PRODUCTS:
Ryder Fleet products is a subsidiary of Ryder System, Inc. – a Fortune 500 commercial fleet management, dedicated transportation and supply chain solutions company.
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