AVPro’s American Manufacturing Initiative
This past Summer, AVPro sent shockwaves through the Commercial A/V industry by announcing the first steps on a path to manufacturing products in the United States would begin later this year. At that time, the factory, notably the former AVPro headquarters location in Sioux Falls, SD, had already undergone extensive remodeling and was housing a majority of the machinery ordered from Yamaha that will fabricate circuit board substrates and perform component parts insertion. Through the ensuing months, the line was completed and production test runs demonstrated failure-free precision with preproduction models.
TAA Compliance and the AVPro Revolution
Of paramount importance for making this capitalintensive investment was to skillfully craft products on these shores for compliance with the Trade Agreements Act (TAA), passed by Congress in 1979 and designed to limit US Government entities to US-made products (or products made in countries designated as fair trade partners).