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By Shawn Fitzgerald |  June 14, 2017

Does Work? connects active B2B buyers and engineers with 500K+ North American suppliers. If you tried to replicate all of the supplier evaluation activity on the platform that happens in a sinlge month, it would take you 7.5 years - without sleeping. In fact, every 2 seconds, a supplier is evaluated by a buyer on the platform.

So if you are thinking about advertising on and are wondering, "Does really work?" the answer is, unequivocally, yes!

Of course, we understand that you may still have questions about the results that delivers to manufacturers and industrial companies like yours. That's understandable. Let's see what customers have to say:

Tiodize Logo"We started our internet marketing with at the suggestion of our largest customer, Boeing. They assured me that was where their engineers went first to find information on suppliers. We are a very conservative company. Our sales have gone up exponentially compared to our increases in our ad budget. Because we manufacture and sell specialty coatings and composites, we are always looking for ways to be in front of decision makers when they need our products. is an efficient and effective way for us to do that. We have added customers every year and increased our sale per customer at the same time. is perfect for companies that do not have national sales forces. acts as our sales force."
Tiodize, Huntington Beach, California
Custom manufacturer of composite structures, fasteners, coatings and lubricants

California Heating Equipment"California Heating Equipment started with a [] media category program which has brought CHE over 5 million dollars in business and opportunities with major aerospace manufacturing companies. We are currently working with two major aerospace companies on over 3.6 million dollars in manufacturing which is a direct result of our program. I am looking to expand the program with in the future. Currently we have attributed the 200% increase in CHE sales as predominantly attributed to our internet marketing program we developed with"

"The money I have spent with is providing a 3500% return on our investment."

CHE International, Anaheim, California
Manufacturer of standard & custom industrial heating equipment

U.S. Continental"U.S. Continental started using in July of 2014 as our primary pull marketing strategy and now we receive at least one qualified lead daily. In 2016, 74% of our new customer sales were generated by the program."
U.S. Continental, Corona, California
Contract packaging services 

Continental Steel

Standard Wire" has been and continues to be extremely important to the marketing of our company. This program has resulted in increased sales and exposure of our company in the marketplace. I would recommend to any company seeking increased sales and exposure."
Standard Wire & Cable Co., Rancho Dominguez, California
Manufacturer of standard & custom wire/cables“

Blisterpak" has been a worthwhile venture for our company by substantially increasing our brand recognition and allowing those that need the products and services we offer to connect with us in a real way. We are now well known in the region as well as national marketplace and have been able to secure business that we would never have been considered for in the past."
Blisterpak, Inc., Commerce, CA,
Manufacturer of standard and custom plastic thermoformed packaging

It's Your Turn For Results
Tiodize, CHE International, U.S. Continental, Standard Wire & Cable Co., and Blisterpak – as well as tens of thousands of other manufacturers and industrial companies – have all increased leads, sales opportunities and revenues by advertising on

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Shawn Fitzgerald

Shawn Fitzgerald

Shawn Fitzgerald is Vice President of Marketing at Thomas. He is responsible for leading all marketing efforts for the Thomas family of companies, including, Thomas Marketing and Thomas Enterprise.


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