Leading Manufacturers Establish Relationships with Top-Quality Suppliers at Sourcing Solutions™

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PMA and Fabricating.com create a powerful in-person sourcing event.


Sparking Connections between American buyers of custom manufactured parts and U.S.-based Suppliers.

Sourcing Solutions™ was a natural continuation of our core business - facilitating connections between American Buyers and Suppliers. - Frank Russo, Fabricating.com's CEO

Honda Aircraft Company, Navistar, Nissin Brake, Whirlpool and other leading manufacturers established powerful business connections with more than 30 top-quality contract suppliers at the Sourcing Solutions™ event, September 18, 2013, in Cincinnati, OH.

In support of American manufacturing, Precision Metalforming Association (PMA) and Fabricating.com collaborated to create this unique in-person sourcing event to introduce major buyers of custom manufacturing parts to the most competitive, pre-screened, qualified U.S.-based suppliers.

“Putting customers and suppliers together in this setup worked out fantastically,” said Laurette Wilson of PanelClaw, North Andover, MA, a supplier of photovoltaic mounting systems for flat roof and ground mount applications. “We were able to forge a number of new prospects to help us develop a strong supplier base.”

Suppliers met with qualified buyers of contract manufacturing products and services in one location, saving them valuable time and the expense of months of travel. “The Sourcing Solutions™ event was a great experience,” said Samuel Ibrahim, Helander Metal Spinning, Lombard, IL. “The ‘reverse’ trade show concept was very effective and efficient. The day I returned to my office there was an RFQ waiting from a contact I made at the conference.”

“PMA was excited to provide the Sourcing Solutions™ event to connect our members with potential new customers,” said PMA Member Services Director Allison Grealis. “The program is an extension of our member services offerings, which are designed to assist member companies in growing and diversifying their businesses.”

“We’re all about reshoring and personal contact, both online and in-person,” said Frank Russo, Fabricating.com’s CEO. “Sourcing Solutions™ was a natural continuation of our core business - facilitating connections between American buyers and suppliers. We were pleased to collaborate on this event and to offer manufacturers a way to communicate with each other and manage their relationships via Fabricating.com.”

Interested in participating in next year’s Sourcing Solutions™ event? Contact Allison Grealis at 216-901-8800 or agrealis(at)pma(dot)org.

About PMA

PMA is the full-service trade association representing the $113 billion metalforming industry of North America—the industry that creates precision metal products using stamping, fabricating, spinning, slide forming and roll forming technologies, and other value-added processes. Its nearly 900 member companies also include suppliers of equipment, materials and services to the industry. PMA leads innovative member companies toward superior competitiveness and profitability through advocacy, networking, statistics, the PMA Educational Foundation, FABTECH and METALFORM Mexico tradeshows, and MetalForming and Fabricating Product News magazines.

About Fabricating.com

Fabricating.com provides an online marketplace for U.S. buyers and suppliers engaged in the sourcing process to produce products, parts, and assemblies. The company provides a centralized, secure solution for the Request for Quote process, and supports the exchange and communication of information needed for custom manufacturing. The intelligent SourceNow platform analyzes part details from an RFQ and locates US-based contract manufacturers with the expertise and machine assets needed for the job. Fabricating.com's R&D, sales and marketing, and customer service center is located at its headquarters in Hoboken, NJ. For more information, call (201) 345-5229.

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