Bamboo Panel Meets Buy America Act Rules
January 15, 2012 | 7:40 pm CST

JEFFERSONVILLE, IN - FormWood says its now has a bamboo panel product that meets domestic manufacture requirements under the Buy America Act.

Contacted by a representative of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers last fall on a project requiring bamboo panels that meet definitions of the Buy America Act, FormWood Industries said it determined its bamboo panel complies with definitions under the Buy America Act-50% rule, since  purchases component materials from other U.S. manufacturers, and builds bamboo panels in its own Jeffersonville, IN plant.

Manufactured from natural Moso bamboo,  FormWood says bamboo is also famous for its straightness.

FormWood says customer demands have increased for U.S. manufactured and environmentally friendly products used in green building efforts, so it has expanded its lines of sustainable products like bamboo plywood and bamboo veneer. Core options include on its bamboo on panels include MDF, Veneer Core, Particleboard, NAUF core and Fire-rated core.

“Our customers are increasingly involved with FSC Certified and LEED Certified and environmentally friendly projects,” says FormWood president, Todd Smith.

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