Eligibility

A Marketplace by Manufacturers, for Manufacturers

No one wants to open themselves up to more unwanted solicitations. That is why companies eligible to participate in the Marketplace must be manufacturers with operations in the United States (even if they have offices or headquarters elsewhere). Companies that are solely providers of services to the manufacturing economy are not eligible.

Our terms of service also prohibit solicitations, and we take them very seriously. Users who violate the eligibility requirements below, or who engage in solicitation activity, will have their licenses revoked and will forfeit their license fees.

Companies in the following sectors are eligible. In addition to traditional manufacturing, the list includes sectors that are considered to participate materially in the manufacturing supply chain as significant buyers, such as utilities and transportation.

  • Aerospace & Defense
  • Alcohol & Spirits
  • Automotive Supplier
  • Automotive, Recreational Vehicle & Motorcycle (OEM)
  • Building Products, Supplies & Materials (Home Builders & Suppliers)
  • Cement & Asphalt
  • Chemicals
  • Consumer Products
  • Electrical Equipment, Industrial Processes, Appliances & Components
  • Engineering & Construction
  • Environmental Waste
  • Fabricated Metals
  • Firearms
  • Food & Beverage
  • Glass
  • Healthcare
  • Heavy Industrial Equipment
  • Medical Devices
  • Metals and Mining
  • Nuclear Suppliers
  • Oil & Gas
  • Pharmaceutical
  • Plastics & Rubber
  • Pulp, Paper & Forestry
  • Renewables
  • Technology (Hardware)
  • Tobacco
  • Transportation
  • Utilities

Companies in the following sectors are explicitly not eligible to subscribe to the Manufacturers Marketplace:

  • Accounting, Audit, and Tax Preparation Services
  • Business Brokers
  • Cleaning and Janitorial Services
  • Consultants
  • Equipment Maintenance Providers
  • Financial Services, including venture Capital
  • Insurance Firms and Brokers
  • IT Service Firms and Consultants
  • Law Firms and other Legal Services
  • Real Estate Firms, Brokers, and Consultants
  • Software Companies and Cloud Providers
  • Staffing Firms
  • Transportation Brokers and Freight Forwarders

These lists of industry sectors may be amended from time to time by the Marketplace. The decision whether a company qualifies as a manufacturer rests solely with the Marketplace. The Marketplace may deny or revoke any license at any time should the User fail to meet the eligibility criteria. Any license fees already paid by a User that fails to meet eligibility requirements will be forfeited.

“A POWERFUL SEARCH RESOURCE HELPING MANUFACTURERS IN AMERICA COMPETE AND CREATE JOBS IN THE UNITED STATES.
This one-of-a-kind tool empowers manufacturers of all sizes, both buyers and sellers, to be found, increase supply chain optimization and mitigate risk. It's a game-changer for U.S. manufacturers.”
— JAY TIMMONS, PRESIDENT AND CEO,
National Association of Manufacturers (NAM)