TopTenWholesale and Manufacturer.com connect the dots for a global marketplace
TopTenWholesale , the information superhighway for wholesale suppliers and distributors, is partnering with Manufacturer.com , an e-commerce provider that delivers business information search services for the international trade. Both organizations will combine their resources to form a truly unique global marketplace that connects the wholesale entire supply chain.
“This marks a significant movement for the industry towards an efficient, transparent, global commerce,” says Jian Deng, founder and CEO of Manufacturer.com. “Sourcing merchandise has historically been one of the more challenging obstacles facing wholesalers, importers, and merchandise resellers. Our partnership will help millions of businesses worldwide by bringing them many new opportunities.”
Los Angeles-based Manufacturer.com’s mission is to improve the efficiency of business information collection with the fastest and the most accurate search tools. The company carries out the functions of large-scale search, providing detailed information in an e-commerce format. Manufacturer.com obtains data automatically through thousands of professional trade Web sites. Visitors come from the U.S., China, South Korea, Canada, the U.K., India, Japan, Australia, Singapore, Malaysia, Italy, Switzerland, and Pakistan.
“Effective marketing in today’s Web 2.0 world means organizations should engage customers around the world as easy as in their own backyard,” says Jason Prescott, CEO, TopTenWholesale. “This partnership enhances our ability to do just that. By integrating Manufacturer.com’s sourcing capabilities with our detailed content, interactive platforms, and proprietary search capabilities, we provide our customers with a one-stop-shop platform for products and industry information to the wholesale market.”
Annual Salary Survey
After almost a decade of uncertainty, the confidence of plant floor managers is soaring. Even with a number of challenges and while implementing new technologies, there is a renewed sense of optimism among plant managers about their business and their future.
The respondents to the 2014 Plant Engineering Salary Survey come from throughout the U.S. and serve a variety of industries, but they are uniform in their optimism about manufacturing. This year’s survey found 79% consider manufacturing a secure career. That’s up from 75% in 2013 and significantly higher than the 63% figure when Plant Engineering first started asking that question a decade ago.