EAO Supports ‘Buy America’ Compliance with Local Capabilities

North American manufacturing helps fulfil mandated domestic content requirements


SHELTON, Conn., April 2018 – EAO proudly provides a portfolio of local engineering and manufacturing capabilities to maximize domestic content requirements, and to more effectively support its valued North American customer base. Requirements for U.S. manufactured ‘Buy America’ content for transit rolling stock procurements are scheduled to increase from 60 percent to more than 70 percent by the year 2020 according to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Federal Transit Administration (FTA) 49 C.F.R. Part 661.

As a solution-focused partner, EAO offers the technical and mechanical customizations of Human Machine Interface (HMI) Components and Systems to meet customers’ specific application requirements.  The company’s North American operations are certified in accordance with International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 9001:2015, and EAO has a wide range of domestic resources and value-add partners at its disposal to address its rapidly growing demand.

“EAO takes great pride in offering our North American customers high quality products along with a wide array of expert manufacturing services and professional design capabilities” said Lance A. Scott, President, EAO North America. “EAO is a trusted resource for sophisticated HMI solutions, and we help our customers meet domestic procurement requirements by partnering with them from concept through production.”

EAO optimizes engineering, purchasing, production and logistics to locally produce innovative, intuitive and reliable HMI Systems. Certified quality management and international acceptance guarantee that all products meet market- and/or country-specific standards, and satisfy any necessary certifications and approvals.

EAO’s North American capabilities include:

  • Complete project management 
  • Mechanical and system design
  • CAD/CAM/CAE and PCB design
  • Software and serial interface capabilities
  • Rapid prototyping and additive manufacturing
  • Wiring and termination expertise 
  • Automated production processes
  • ISO 9001:2015 certification