Wal-Mart makes it easy to find U.S. parts suppliers


Are you having a tough time finding suppliers of "made-in-the-USA" components and parts to help meet Wal-Mart requirements? Now, you have a new resource, announced recently at Wal-Mart's Supplier Summit. Acting on input from Wal-Mart vendors, the giant retailer has teamed up with ThomasNet, the venerable source for purchasers of parts, components and raw materials, to help its product manufacturers find U.S. suppliers.

Thomas has been a longtime resource for manufacturers, and its Thomas Register listing myriad manufacturers and suppliers of parts, components and services was a staple on the desk of every purchasing agent. Coming into the 21st century, Thomas transitioned into ThomasNet.com.

The ThomasNet.com Corporate Edition for Wal-Mart is designed to give vendors "options to find the quality products and services they need to be competitive," said Michelle Gloeckler, EVP Consumables & US Manufacturing Lead at Wal-Mart. "This goes a long way in creating business opportunities in the United States that drive job growth within the manufacturing industry."

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