CLEVELAND--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Precision Metalforming Association (PMA) will host the third annual Sourcing Solutions™ on October 1, 2015, at the Hilton Garden Inn Downtown, in Cleveland, OH.
At this event, buyers and engineers from manufacturing companies conduct in-person meetings with suppliers that have been pre-screened to find the most competitive resources for their projects. Suppliers save the time and expense of identifying potential customers and travel because they meet in a single location with qualified buyers from all over the region who are directly involved in the purchase of contract manufacturing products and services.
“If you are a manufacturer or a supplier to the manufacturing sector in the region, there is no better place to get deals done than at Sourcing Solutions,” said Allison Grealis, PMA’s vice president of membership and association services. “Our goal is to expedite the process for both ends of the supply chain by arranging face-to-face meetings in one location and all in one day – think speed dating…for buyers and suppliers.”
At Sourcing Solutions, representatives from leading companies such as Autoliv, Bettcher Industries, GE Appliances, INOAC Interior Systems, Jergens, Keihin NA, KTH Parts Industries, Mills Products, Inc., MTD Products, Nissan Corporation, PriMed Instruments Inc., and Toyota Industrial Equipment will meet with a variety of OEM, Tier I and Tier II manufacturers. View the growing list of participating buyers and suppliers at www.pma.org/sourcingsolutions/attendees.asp.
The event begins with bonus optional educational sessions to be held on September 30. Sourcing Solutions begins at 8:00 a.m. on October 1 and will also include networking opportunities and social events. Harry Moser, president of the Reshoring Initiative, will be the luncheon speaker.
PMA’s supporting partners for Sourcing Solutions include ISM Cleveland, Fabricating.com, Advanced Purchasing Dynamics, the Ohio Minority Supplier Development Council, Profit or Savings Enterprise and Women in Manufacturing.
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.