Grande West Completes Independent Buy America Audit
Grande West, a Canadian manufacturer of mid-sized multi-purpose transit vehicles for sale in Canada and the US, is pleased to announce that it has successfully completed an independent third-party audit of its Buy America assembly and financial bill of materials on its Vicinity bus to meet current Federal Transit Administration (FTA) requirements.
Buy America provisions ensure that transportation infrastructure projects are built with American-made products. This means that local, state and Federal government investments in public transit can support an entire supply chain of American companies and their employees. The Vicinity finished bus is required to contain a minimum of 65 percent US content in order to be included as a vendor for Federally funded projects.
“This Buy America third party audit is a key milestone in proving out our ability to bid on and deliver to US Federally funded transit opportunities,” said Jean-Marc Landry, CEO of Grande West. “We expect the U.S. to be our largest opportunity for future growth in Vicinity sales and expect sales to ramp significantly in 2019 as we continue to focus our efforts on U.S. sales.”