American Buildings Co. (ABC), a manufacturer of metal building systems for self-storage and other industries, recently honored the city of Jackson, Tenn., for choosing American-made steel in the recent construction of the Jackson Transit Authority (JTA). On March 18, Kevin Cook, district sales manager of ABC, and representatives from Hoyt Hayes Construction, the general contracting company responsible for building JTA, presented JTA general manager Johnny Gullet with a “Proud to Buy American” plaque.
The City of Jackson received funding for the project from the Federal Transit Administration, the Tennessee Department of Transportation and the city of Jackson. It also had assistance from the American Recovery Act, which meant it was required to use a general contractor who works exclusively with American products. After an extensive bid process, authorized ABC builder Hoyt Hayes was chosen because of its dedication to American products and proven track record of construction quality.
“This building has been greatly anticipated by the Jackson community, and we were honored to be chosen as the general contractor,” said Josh Hayes of Hoyt Hayes. “Constructing metal buildings made of American steel inspires an immense sense of pride within our company.”
Headquartered in Eufaula, Ala., ABC has designed, manufactured and delivered metal buildings and roofing systems for more than 50 years. The company has engineering and manufacturing centers nationwide and a network of more than 900 authorized builders. ABC, a NUCOR company, produces industrial and commercial structures as well as tailored projects for a variety of industries including self-storage, automotive, retail and transportation.