Superior Michigan Contract Manufacturers and Job Shops Secure Admittance into the Marketplace

Product manufacturers sourcing made-to-order parts and packaging rely on to connect, source and collaborate with job shops in Michigan
December 30, 2011, the world’s leading marketplace for engineered-to-order manufacturing of mechanical components, textiles and packaging today announced that several leading Michigan-based contract manufacturers have secured admittance into the marketplace.

A few of these first-class manufacturers are Whisper Creative Products, a packager based in Dundee, MI; Celerdyne Engineering LLC, a mechanical engineering firm in Grand Rapids, MI; HD Tool and Die, a small MMBDC certified minority owned service manufacturing company located in Holland, MI; Max Tool, a machine shop in Memphis, MI; and Envision Machine and Manufacturing, a full service job shop located in Zeeland, MI.

In addition to those manufacturers added to the marketplace, Aluminum Extrusion Group, a manufacturing representative based in Birmingham, MI and serving markets in Michigan, Ohio, Indiana and Kentucky passed the annual quality review for continued participation in the marketplace. Aluminum Extrusion Group is a 5 star rated contract manufacturer (out of 5 possible stars) that represents ISO and TS 16949 manufacturers of aluminum extrusions including fabricated and finished extrusions, as well as aluminum casings.

“We are extremely gratified to have had these skilled manufacturers from Michigan secure their spot in the marketplace,” said Mitch Free, Founder and CEO of, “The hundreds of thousands of product manufacturers that come to for all of their sourcing and supplier discovery needs will not be disappointed as these suppliers truly represent the high level of competence and capability required for admission into the marketplace. That is why is recognized for being the largest and highest quality marketplace for manufacturing services such as CNC machining, metal fabrication, casting and custom packaging.”

During the economic downturn, Michigan manufacturing was one of the hardest hit sectors. Today, things are definitely on the up-tick for manufacturing and for Michigan. These manufacturers, by reserving their place in the marketplace have made significant strides when it comes to growing their business, increasing their online presence and developing longer and more collaborative relationships with new customers.
About is the largest and most trusted online marketplace for the manufacturing industry and the developer of LiveSource, a cloud-based enterprise class sourcing and supply chain management solution. is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia and has regional offices in Paris, France and Shanghai, China.’s investors include Bezos Expeditions, the personal investment company of Jeff Bezos and Volition Capital.