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Manufacturing and Industrial

The Top 10 Best Thomasnet.com Company Profiles In The East Coast

Thomasnet.com® is the number one sourcing platform to connect buyers of industrial products and services with suppliers, manufacturers, and distributors across the United States and Canada. While it's a useful tool for buyers to find suppliers, it is also a valuable advertising tool that helps suppliers sell more, increase revenue, and improve their marketing efforts. 

We've gathered the top 10 best company profiles on the east coast from the Thomas Network to show you the elements that make up a top profile in order to grow your manufacturing business. 

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Manufacturing and Industrial

COVID-19 Response on Thomasnet.com

To support the ongoing efforts to fight the COVID-19 pandemic, Thomas has created ways for government agencies, hospitals, and infrastructure groups to locate critical suppliers quickly, designed a volunteer system for manufacturers to respond to the call for help, and developed a central Resource Hub to keep industry professionals up to date on all critical information in real-time. Please join us in this mission.

Find critical suppliers for Respirators, PPE, Masks, Ventilators, and other products

All verified manufacturers responding to the call to support COVID-19 efforts will:

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Manufacturing and Industrial

What Manufacturers Need To Know About The Defense Production Act

Many manufacturers and engineers have volunteered to address the shortage of supplies to combat the coronavirus pandemic but some supplies are taking a long time to produce. Invoking the Defense Product Act (DPA) allows the federal government to direct U.S. manufacturers to ramp up production of emergency medical supplies immediately.

After delays of rolling out its usage, FEMA confirmed earlier, Tuesday, March 24th of using the DPA for the first time during the coronavirus pandemic to order about 60,000 test kits and 500 million personal protective masks. However, FEMA then announced later that same Tuesday, “At the last minute, we were able to procure the test kits from the private market without evoking the DPA.”

The uncertainties of today's crisis coupled with manufacturers' exempt status from state-wide closures signal that the industry should remain prepared for the enactment of the DPA. Here’s what it means for U.S. manufacturers and how they can prepare.

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Manufacturing and Industrial

Continuing To Promote Your Manufacturing Business During An Economic Downturn

Many companies worry about how their business will fare in bad economic conditions, but sometimes opportune outcomes stem from times of economic uncertainty — especially for manufacturers.

With seemingly difficult economic conditions on the horizon, there are plenty of indicators that can seem at odds with one another. Recently, the stock market had its worst week since 2008 while sourcing activity for North American suppliers on Thomasnet.com saw record-breaking numbers. Based on a Coronavirus Impact survey conducted this month, over half of the manufacturers surveyed are ‘likely to extremely likely’ to bring production and sourcing back to North America and 47% of U.S manufacturers report they are now seeking domestic sources of supply — likely the reasons for sourcing surge.

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Manufacturing and Industrial

Challenges And Opportunities In Private Label Manufacturing

Businesses and individuals everywhere are in some way experiencing the effects of the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. For some small companies, the virus-related shortages in cleaning supplies and sanitizers have boosted private label brands sales. With more consumers concerned for their health, demand in niche brands and private labels for organic supplements have also spiked.

While there are more opportunities for growth for private label manufacturers due to recent global health concerns, what challenges are these companies generally facing and how can they continue to outperform competitors?

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A Veterans Manufacturing Story
Manufacturing and Industrial

A Veteran's Manufacturing Story

There are an estimated 230,000-245,000 enlisted service members who separate from the military each year. 

More than 70 years ago, Richard McCarthy was in the middle of such a transition. After serving in the Pacific during World War II, the 21-year-old veteran headed back home to Pennsylvania, eager to start the next phase of his life. He not only did that; he started a career, a business, and a legacy for his family.  

Here is his story.

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