Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) May 17, 2012
MFG.com, the world’s leading marketplace for the manufacturing of engineered made-to-order parts, textiles and packaging today announced a strategic partnership with the National Tooling and Machining Association (NTMA). The objective of the partnership is to accelerate reshoring and job creation in the United States.
MFG.com and NTMA share a common vision to see a revitalized and strong job shop market in the United States. By working together, MFG.com and NTMA will use their complimentary assets and credible voices to evangelize the benefits of reshoring, hosting online and offline events where members can meet OEM’s wanting to reshore, provide thought leadership, best practices and trend data.
“We are at a critical moment in time for America manufacturing,” said Roger Atkins, Chairman of the Board, of NTMA. “There is tremendous momentum in the market right now; it is incumbent upon all of us, and especially the association representing job shops in America to make sure the momentum continues, is sustainable and that all of our members benefit from this rising tide. MFG.com is by far the largest and most credible online marketplace for the manufacturing industry and has a lot of resources and connections to bring to bear in this fight for America’s economic future. The leadership at MFG.com is equally as passionate and dedicated as we are at NTMA about doing our parts to create a vibrant and sustainable job shop market in America.”
“NTMA is a powerful association with the ability to influence and champion the revival of manufacturing in the United States. We are pleased to support NTMA and its’ members to help them capitalize on the strong demand for machining and die / mold making services in the U.S” said Mitch Free, Founder & CEO of MFG.com. “I began my career as a machinist and completed a tool and die apprenticeship program. Needless to say, helping the success of job shops in America is something I am passionate about as they are the engine of our economy and the key to the quality of life we enjoy as Americans.”
NTMA’s over 1,300 member companies design and manufacture special tools, dies, jigs, fixtures, gages, special machines and precision-machined parts. Some firms specialize in experimental research and development work as well as rapid prototyping. Many NTMA members are privately owned small businesses, yet the industry generates sales in excess of $40 billion a year. NTMA’s mission is to help members of the U.S. precision custom manufacturing industry achieve business success in a global economy through advocacy, advice, networking, information, programs and services.
MFG.com is the largest global sourcing marketplace for the manufacturing industry. MFG.com's platform enables companies to intelligently connect, source, collaborate and perform due diligence with transparency and intellectual property protection. MFG.com has the largest vetted supplier database comprised of machine shops, fabricators, injection molders and contract manufacturers around the globe. MFG.com supports virtually all manufacturing processes required to go from drawings to parts including Machining, Injection Molding, Fabrication, Stamping, Casting, Assembly, Molding and Industrial Components.