June 19, 2017
Tallahassee, Fla. — The Associated Industries of Florida (AIF) and the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM), the largest manufacturing trade association in the United States, today announced the debut of the Manufacturers Marketplace, a new and first-of-a-kind digital marketplace featuring interactive listings and detailed information on more than 300,000 leading U.S. manufacturers, including nearly 18,000 in Florida.
“The Manufacturers Marketplace is a valuable tool for manufacturing businesses in Florida,” said Tom Feeney, president and CEO of AIF. “Whether Florida businesses are looking for partners down the street or across the country, the Marketplace will quickly help companies find the perfect partners to meet their business goals.”
“Manufacturers in the United States need the best tools available to compete and win — and the Manufacturers Marketplace is unlike any resource the industry has to create new business and support more American jobs,” said Jay Timmons, president and CEO of the NAM. “What Google and Yahoo did for online searches, Manufacturers Marketplace will do for buyers and sellers in the manufacturing economy — whether they’re large or small firms. As only the NAM and our state partners can do, we’ve created the most comprehensive, simple to use and innovative industry network in the market.”
The Manufacturers Marketplace works by including both large and small businesses in the Marketplace — whether they are a member of the NAM or a leading state manufacturing association. As manufacturers access the Manufacturers Marketplace, they are prompted to search and then claim their listing. From there, registered users are prompted to expand their listings with detailed information, including additional locations, certifications, equipment, capacity and much more. As businesses add information to the listings, the Manufacturers Marketplace becomes an even more powerful tool — a tool that enables manufacturers of all sizes, sectors, and points in the supply chain to find and be found, mitigate risk for their business and increase visibility among the largest pool of potential partners.
For more information on the Manufacturers Marketplace, visit manufacturersmarketplace.us.
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Known as “The Voice of Florida Business” in the Sunshine State, the Associated Industries of Florida (AIF) has represented the principles of prosperity and free enterprise before the three branches of state government since 1920. A voluntary association of diversified businesses, AIF was created to foster an economic climate in Florida conducive to the growth, development, and welfare of industry and business and the people of the state. AIF is also the Florida state affiliate of NAM. For more information about AIF, its Manufacturing Aerospace & Defense Council, or its other efforts on behalf of Florida’s business community, please visit www.aif.com.
The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) is the largest manufacturing association in the United States, representing small and large manufacturers in every industrial sector and in all 50 states. Manufacturing employs more than 12 million men and women, contributes $2.17 trillion to the U.S. economy annually, has the largest economic impact of any major sector and accounts for more than three-quarters of private-sector research and development. The NAM is the powerful voice of the manufacturing community and the leading advocate for a policy agenda that helps manufacturers compete in the global economy and create jobs across the United States. For more information about the NAM or to follow the association on Shopfloor, Twitter and Facebook, please visit www.nam.org.