And National Tooling And Machining Association Agree On Strategic Partnership To Help Accelerate Reshoring And Job Creation In The United States

ATLANTA — May 17, 2012 —, the world’s leading marketplace for the manufacturing of
engineered made-to-order parts, textiles and packaging today announced a strategic partnership with
the National Tooling and Machining Association (NTMA). The objective of the partnership is to
accelerate reshoring and job creation in the United States. and NTMA share a common vision to see a revitalized and strong job shop market in the
United States. By working together, and NTMA will use their complimentary assets and
credible voices to evangelize the benefits of reshoring, hosting online and offline events where
members can meet OEM’s wanting to reshore, provide thought leadership, best practices and trend

“We are at a critical moment in time for America manufacturing,” said Roger Atkins, Chairman
of the Board, of NTMA. “There is tremendous momentum in the market right now; it is incumbent upon
all of us, and especially the association representing job shops in America to make sure the
momentum continues, is sustainable and that all of our members benefit from this rising tide. is by far the largest and most credible online marketplace for the manufacturing industry
and has a lot of resources and connections to bring to bear in this fight for America’s economic
future. The leadership at is equally as passionate and dedicated as we are at NTMA about
doing our parts to create a vibrant and sustainable job shop market in America.”

“NTMA is a powerful association with the ability to influence and champion the revival of
manufacturing in the United States. We are pleased to support NTMA and its’ members to help them
capitalize on the strong demand for machining and die / mold making services in the U.S” said Mitch
Free, Founder & CEO of “I began my career as a machinist and completed a tool and die
apprenticeship program. Needless to say, helping the success of job shops in America is something I
am passionate about as they are the engine of our economy and the key to the quality of life we
enjoy as Americans.”

Posted on May 21, 2012