Press Release: Prime Advantage recognized as leader in Supply Chain community – 6/17/2013
Prime Advantage, the leading buying consortium for midsized manufacturers, was named to the 11th annual Supply and Demand Chain Executive 100, highlighting exceptional supply chain projects. This is the 5th SDCE 100 award for Prime Advantage.
Prime Advantage has also been named a Finalist in the Expo EXCITE Awards in the category of Best Buyer-Seller Event.
Hamer LLC Joins as Prime Advantage Member – 6/04/2013
Hamer offers a wide variety of packaging equipment. From stand alone bag top closers to gross weigh bagging scales and manual bag palletizing conveyors, Hamer has hand bagging systems to meet virtually every plant requirement. Located in Plymouth, MN, Hamer products offer the best in engineered solutions for its customers.
Press Release - Manufacturing Executives Collaborate and Innovate with Supply Partners at Prime Advantage Conference – 5/31/2013
Companies connect with top Suppliers in nearly 3,000 face-to-face meetings over three days. Prime Advantage, the leading buying consortium for midsized manufacturers, hosted more than 250 senior operations, procurement and sales professionals at its 31st Conference in Glendale, AZ to "Innovate, Collaborate, and Celebrate".
Ramsey Industries joins as Prime Advantage Member – 5/14/2013
Ramsey Industries engineers and manufactures industry-specific winches, gear drives, cranes and crane bodies for energy, infrastructure and recovery markets worldwide. Located in Tulsa, Ok, Ramsey's products are recognized around the globe by brand names that include Auto Crane®, Eskridge® and Ramsey Winch®.
CGI Automated Manufacturing, Inc. joins as Prime Advantage Member – 5/1/2013
CGI Automated Manufacturing, Inc. provides sheet metal fabrication and contract manufacturing services for metal parts of simple or complex design, large or small runs in virtually any type of sheet metal material. Located in Romeoville IL, CGI services electronic, appliance, medical, store fixtures, POP, kiosks, law enforcement and lighting markets.
IDS Blast joins Prime Advantage as an Endorsed Supplier – 4/17/2013
IDS Blast is a distributor of air and wheel blast equipment, supplies, and abrasives that carries a large inventory of replacement parts for all major manufacturers. Located in Indianapolis, IN, IDS also offers services including on-site equipment maintenance and repair, equipment rental and has a state-of-the-art sandblasting and painting facility with a wide range of capabilities.
Press Release - Prime Advantage Group CFO Survey: Small and Midsized Manufacturers Continue Growth Expectations – 4/16/2013
CFOs anticipate increase in revenue, plan capital investments and hiring while still concerned about health care costs and maintaining margins.
[Press Coverage: Aerospace Manufacturing and Design, Manufacturing.net, Mfrtech.com ]
Nieco Corporation joins as Prime Advantage Member – 4/11/2013
Nieco Corporation, a division of Middleby Corporation, is the world's leading manufacturer of automatic broilers for the commercial foodservice industry. Located in Windsor, CA, Nieco offers a new concept in broilers, BroilVection. BroilVection is a patented new generation hybrid broiling technology, combining radiant broiling, natural convection and focused forced convection air to deliver more product flavor with less energy costs. Nieco customers include large quick service restaurants.
Press Release - Prime Advantage Group Outlook Survey: Small and Midsized Manufacturers Project Strong Revenues for 2013 – 3/04/2013
Majority of manufacturers plan to beat 2012 revenue records, keep capital investments strong, and bring international sourcing closer to the U.S.
[Press Coverage: Manufacturing.net, thefabricator.com, mbtmag.com, ichainnel.com, Products Finishing Magazine, Today's Energy Solutions, SupplyChainBrain.com]
Press Release: Prime Advantage's President and CEO Named Supply Chain Provider Professional of the Year by Supply & Demand Chain Executive Magazine – 2/19/2013
Prime Advantage, the leading buying consortium for midsized industrial manufacturers and food processing companies, announced that President, CEO and Founder Louise O'Sullivan has been named Supply & Demand Chain Executive magazine's "Supply Chain Provider Professional of the Year." Vice President of Business Development Mike McDonald also named a Pro to Know for 2013.
Press Coverage: Supply & Demand Chain Executive:
Gimbal's Fine Candies joins as Prime Advantage Member – 2/18/2013
Located in South San Francisco, Gimbal's Fine Candies manufactures gourmet treats including gourmet Jelly Beans, heart-shaped Cherry Lovers and Honey Lovers, cinnamon-flavored LavaBalls and Licorice Scotties.
Press Release: Prime Advantage Brings Cost Savings Program to the Work Truck Industry – 2/04/2013
Prime Advantage, the leading buying consortium for midsized manufacturers, is pleased to announce that it has entered into a new partnership with NTEA - The Association for the Work Truck Industry, to assist member companies in managing costs for manufacturing and fabrication consumables.
Imperial Manufacturing joins as Prime Advantage Member – 1/17/2013
Imperial Manufacturing manufactures temperature management facilities for the food service, biotechnology, medical and building construction industries in the United States. Located in Portland, Oregon, Imperial products include Imperial walk-in coolers, freezers, and cold storage doors; R-Plus doors, such as swing, horizontal sliding, vertical lift, and traffic doors; and super-insulated prefabricated structures, including insulated panelized buildings.
Equipment Finance Advisor Article: Small, Midsized Industrial Manufacturers Economic Projections ... What Does 2012 Say About 2013? By: Mike McDonald — 01/07/2013
This article contains an analysis of recent surveys conducted in 2012 by Prime Advantage. Comprised of more than 750 small and midsized industrial manufacturers throughout North America, the bi-annual Prime Advantage Group Outlook surveys offer unique insight into economic health and plans of these companies, as well as a useful portent of the health of these enterprises.
Wood Stone Corporation, Innovative Fusion, and Introtek International join Prime Advantage as Members – 12/14/2012
Wood Stone Corporation located in Bellingham, WA, manufactures specialty cooking equipment and stone hearth ovens. In addition to several types of commercial stone hearth ovens, Wood Stone's product line also includes rotisseries, planchas, charbroilers, and tandoors.
Innovative Fusion, a division of Magnetrol International is the premier manufacturer of a broad line of buoyancy components to the level sensing, indication and control industry. Innovative Fusion resides in Naugatuck, CT.
Introtek International, a division of Magnetrol International offers non-invasive, ultrasonic air bubble detectors, continuous liquid and point level sensors, optical blood component detectors and pressure/occlusion detectors for companies in industries such as medical device manufacturing, chemical processing, pharmaceutical development, clinical laboratories and food & beverage manufacturers. Introtek is located in Edgewood, NY.
Quality Magazine Article: The Budget Process Revealed – By Darryl Seland 12/05/2012
According to Quality's 2012 Spending Survey, 68% of company budgets matched projections in 2011, while 21% were under budget and 16% came in over budget.
Manufacturing Procurement Executives Collaborate with Supply Partners – 11/20/2012
Prime Advantage's Fall Conference unites executives of medium-sized manufacturing companies with top suppliers in nearly 3,000 one-on-one meetings over three days
Buying group lowers manufacturer's costs
— AmericanCityandCounty.com — 10/2012
When Wichita (Kan.) Public Schools needed more than 200 transport utility cabinets to safely transport and store meals throughout the school district, they contracted with Cres Cor, Mentor, Ohio, manufacturer of mobile commercial food service equipment, including a line of hot food holding cabinets.
DeWys Manufacturing joins Prime Advantage as an Endorsed Supplier – 9/13/2012
DeWys Manufacturing is a contract manufacturer focusing on precision sheet metal fabrication, machining, powder coating, metal stamping, and product assembly. Located in Marne, MI, DeWys' welding equipment includes 25 CV 300 (Lincoln) MIG welding machines, 5 Fanuc welding robots, 1 Power wave 355 dual feed machine, and 3 TIG welding machines.
Simon Roofing and Sheet Metal Corp. and BlueSkye Track, Inc. join Prime Advantage as Endorsed Suppliers – 9/11/2012
Simon Roofing and Sheet Metal Corp.
Simon Roofing offers a full line of roofing services specializing in installation and manufacturing of the highest quality roofing, waterproofing and flooring products available. With over fifty offices throughout the United States, Simon Roofing is committed to providing state-of-the-art technology, unique and time-tested products and unparalleled asset management tools. Simon Roofing is a nationwide provider of building envelope solutions. Simon Roofing is located in Youngstown, OH.
BlueSkye Track, Inc.
Located in South Burlington, VT, BlueSkye Track, Inc. provides clients with supply chain audits and assessments, ISO implementations, and Lean Six Sigma training (through its partnership with Dartmouth College - Thayer School of Engineering).
2012 2H GO Survey Press Release: Small and Medium-Sized Manufacturers Project Strong Second Half 2012 – 9/10/2012
The majority of surveyed manufacturers report healthy revenue projections, strong hiring and capital spending plans. However, for a small portion of respondents these plans may see delays due to uncertainty about the results of the federal elections.
[Press Coverage: TheFabricator.com, IMPOmag.com, Indianapolis Business Journal, Manufacturing.net, Manufacturing Business Technology, Modern Distribution Management, MoldMaking Technology, Plastics Today, Products Finishing Magazine, Quality Magazine, Reliable Plant, SupplyChainBrain]
Andy McNulty Joins Prime Advantage as an Alliance Partner – 7/23/2012
Andy McNulty is a Sales & Communications Consultant based out of Cincinnati, OH. The services he specializes in include listening skills, negotiations, conflict resolution, objection handling, presentation skills, and personality assessments.
Press Release: Austin, TX Hosts Consortium Conference for Manufacturing Procurement Executives – 6/7/2012
Prime Advantage's spring conference allows manufacturing executives to conduct more than 2,300 one-on-one meetings over three days CHICAGO, June 7, 2012 - Prime Advantage, the leading buying consortium for midsized manufacturers, recently concluded its 29th conference at the Renaissance Austin Hotel in Austin, TX.
Press Release: Chicago GPO Recognized as Industry Leader – 5/15/2012
Prime Advantage, the leading buying consortium for midsized manufacturers, announced that it was named to the eleventh annual listing of the Supply and Demand Chain Executive 100, highlighting 100 great supply chain projects.
Austin Hardware joins Prime Advantage as an Endorsed Supplier – 5/8/2012
As the leading supplier of industrial and vehicular hardware, Austin Hardware and Supply, Inc. provides over 15,000 quality products including drawer slides, continuous hinges, gas springs, bumpers, drawer pulls, locks, latches, cable ties and much more. Located in Lee’s Summit, MO, Austin Hardware has nine locations as well as an extensive online catalog.
Waukegan Steel, LLC and Iowa Laser Technology join Prime Advantage as Members – 5/8/2012
Waukegan Steel LLC
Waukegan Steel, a division of National Materials L.P., is a certified steel fabricator that provides heavy and light structural steel fabrication in the metropolitan Chicago area. The company is located in Waukegan, Illinois.
Iowa Laser Technology
Iowa Laser Technology, a division of O'Neal Steel, is a manufacturer of fabricated metal assemblies and components. Located in Cedar Falls, IA, the services Iowa Laser provides include automated steel laser cutting, multi-axis laser cutting, conventional and robotic welding, machining and forming, laser tube cutting, laser welding and laser heat-treating.
2012 GO Survey Press Release: Small and Midsized Manufacturers Plan for Continued Growth – 4/20/2012
Manufacturers anticipate increases in revenues, capital investments and hiring, and cite top purchasing concerns. Prime Advantage, the leading buying consortium for midsized manufacturers, announced the findings of its ninth semi-annual Group Outlook Survey, revealing financial projections and top concerns of its Member companies for 2012.
[Press Coverage: American Manufacturing, Electrical Construction & Maintenance (EC&M), The Fabricator, Medical Device & Aerospace Contractor, MoldMaking Technology, Packaging Digest, Supply Chain Management Review]
International Communication by Design, Inc. joins Prime Advantage as an Endorsed Supplier – 4/5/2012
International Communication by Design, Inc. (ICD) is a comprehensive translation and localization company with a proven record of understanding the specific needs of users in many cultures who speak many languages. ICD's expert production team, working closely with highly experienced translators and desktop publishing professionals, have extensive experience in meeting specific or out-of-the-ordinary needs when translating documents, websites, videos, and other business communications. ICD is located in Brookfield, WI.
Dyco Inc, joins as Prime Advantage Member – 4/2/2012
Dyco is a leading designer, manufacturer and installer of specialized plastic container handling systems. Dyco offers all types of plastic container systems, cable conveyors, and table top conveyors. Located in Bloomsburg, PA, Dyco also provides a comprehensive single source for the entire plastic container handling system.
2012 CFO Survey Press Release: Small and Midsized Manufacturers Continue Growth and Expansion – 3/25/2012
CFOs anticipate increase in revenues and new orders, and plan capital investments and hiring. Prime Advantage, the leading buying consortium for midsized manufacturers, announced the findings of its fourth annual Group CFO Survey, revealing financial projections and top concerns of its Member companies' CFOs in 2012.
[Survey Press Coverage: EBN Online 1, EBN Online 2, Food Service Equipment Reports, Mfrtech.com, Modern Distribution Management, Supply Chain Management Review ]
Press Release: Prime Advantage Announces President’s Club Members of 2012 - 3/15/2012
Nine Manufacturers who met President's Club criteria will be featured at Prime Advantage's Spring and Fall Conferences.
Press Release: Prime Advantage's President and CEO Named a "Pro to Know" by Supply & Demand Chain Executive Magazine - 2/29/2012
Louise O'Sullivan Recognized for Outstanding Leadership of Buying Group that Serves Manufacturers. This is the fourth consecutive year that O'Sullivan has been named a Pro to Know by the respected trade magazine's editorial selection committee.
Citterio USA joins as Prime Advantage Member – 2/24/2012
Citterio USA is the leading meat packing and processing company specializing in Italian Salami products. Headquartered in Milano, Italy, and with a facility in the United States, Citterio ships its products to over 50 countries world-wide.
BAKETECH, a division of AMF Bakery Systems, joins as a Prime Advantage Member. – 2/07/2012
Based in Tucker, GA, BAKETECH is a leading supplier of continuous baking systems and coolers in the wholesale baking industry.
F.R. Drake Company and Armor Inox, divisions of Middleby Corporation, join as Prime Advantage Members – 12/22/2011
F.R. Drake Company, located in Waynesboro, VA, designs and manufactures automatic loading systems for frankfurters, sausages, and other food products in the United States and internationally. It offers collator style sausage, launcher style sausage, cheese stick, bag, caning, and corndog loaders, as well as provides support services.
Armor Inox is a leading manufacturer of thermal processing systems for the food processing industry. Armor Inox, resides in France, is recognized by the leading global food processors for its unique cooking process.
Press Release: Prime Advantage Executive Participates in Panel Discussion on Group Buying at CSCMP Event - 12/06/2011
Mike McDonald offers insights into benefits of group buying for manufacturers while examining similarities and differences to consumer group buying through daily deal websites like Groupon.
Press Release: Manufacturing Procurement Pros Gather to Meet Suppliers and Share Best Practices - 11/22/2011
Prime Advantage's fall conference attracts manufacturers from across North America to share insights for improving bottom-line profitability.
The Chamberlain Group joins as a Prime Advantage Member – 11/22/2011
The Chamberlain Group, headquartered in Elmhurst, Illinois, is the world's largest manufacturer of residential and commercial door operators, access control products and gate operators. As a manufacturer of some of the world's most reliable and efficient products on the market. The Chamberlain Group is determined to build on its established reputation as the industry leader.
Equipment Finance Advisor: Economic Outlook for Small and Midsized Manufacturers; Insights Into CAPEX Expectations - 11/07/2011
The decision to make an expensive equipment purchase can be challenging for even the most savvy CFO or purchasing officer. Though uncertainty about the current economic climate may cause you to think twice about a large capital expenditure, your motives for the move (for instance, need to grow, improve quality or meet a government requirement) can be balanced with good financial planning and solid research.
Tri-Star Manufacturing, a division of Standex International, joins Prime Advantage as a Member – 10/31/2011
Tri-Star Manufacturing, located in Dallas, Texas, offers a complete line of primary cooking equipment including high-quality ranges, open pot fryers, bakery depth convection ovens and more.
iQ for Business joins Prime Advantage as an Endorsed Supplier – 10/21/2011
iQ for Business (formerly Q4bis) is a leading international Business Intelligence software corporation with a well-earned reputation for intuitive business analytic solutions for manufacturers and distributors. This Microsoft Gold Certified Partner is recognized for its flexibility and ease-of-use as well as its profitability and rapid implementation times and has already had successful engagements with several Members.
Located in San Diego, CA, iQ for Business' solutions enable users to seamlessly view shared operational data from multiple data sources (ERP, CRM, Excel etc.) for up-to-date reporting in dashboard, scorecard or email alerts format. iQ for Business offers turnkey software solutions for over 20 ERP systems and custom solutions for Sales and Revenue, Financial Analysis, Inventory, Procurement, Manufacturing, Customer Portals, and Report Publishing.
Canfer Group joins Prime Advantage as an Endorsed Supplier – 10/18/2011
Canfer Group's five companies focus on serving the OEM manufacturing markets and packaging printing industry. These companies include: WHIS, a manufacturer of wire harnesses; Newland de Mexico S.A., electromechanical assemblies; Excelcuts, flexible material converting; Proveedora Flexografica, distribution of consumables used in flexible packaging; and PAE, distribution of electric and electronic insulation products.
Located in Monterrey, Mexico, Canfer Group offers a wide range of commercial, manufacturing, assembly and subassembly solutions with capability advantages based on infrastructure, networks, experience, professional expertise and flexibility.
Bonar Plastics, a Division of Snyder Industries, Joins as a Prime Advantage Member – 10/17/2011
Bonar Plastics, located in West Chicago, IL, offers a wide selection of molded plastic material handling containers for virtually every industry that requires bulk handing for food products, liquids, dry materials and industrial parts and products.
Backer joins Prime Advantage as an Endorsed Supplier – 10/07/2011
Backer is a global market leader in electric heating solutions for the residential, commercial, and industrial manufacturing industries. North America Headquarter Located in Murfreesboro, TN, Backer is the largest producer of various heating elements and related components, such as sensors in North America. Backer provides total heating solutions for all major residential, commercial, and industrials segments including: Food Preparation & Service Equipment OEMs, Oven Lighting, Refrigeration, HVAC, Space Heater, Water Heater, Residential Appliance OEMs, Compressor, Manufacturing/Processing Equipment, Medical Equipment, Transportation Equipment, as well as Comfort heating - Spa, Sauna, Pool, and Bath in North America, North Europe, and Asia.
Manufacturing Today Profiles Prime Advantage – 10/2011
More Than Money: Prime Advantage's Group-Buying Approach Delivers Savings for its Member Base. Prime Advantage's insights and resources have become invaluable for its clients looking to save time and money while strengthening supplier relationships. [article]
JHL Enterprises joins Prime Advantage as an Endorsed Supplier – 9/30/2011
JHL Enterprises is a global supplier for assemblers of residential and commercial cooking appliances, automotive, food and beverage, plumbing and industrial supply products. Located in Edison, NJ, JHL is a strategic sourcing partner with over twenty years of experience reducing costs to OEM customers throughout the world. JHL's goal is to supply its customers with quality product produced at a reasonable cost and shipped in a timely manner.
Press Release: Cost Benchmarking Service to Expand Savings Opportunities for Members of Manufacturers' Buying Group - 09/28/2011
Prime Advantage expands services to focus on purchasing categories not covered by the group's Endorsed Suppliers, providing Members the ability to gain cross-industry price comparison of goods and services to drive additional cost savings.
H&K International and Commercial Stainless Fabricators join Prime Advantage as Members – 9/23/2011
H&K International is a leading global supplier of stainless steel kitchen equipment to the Food Service Industry. With a long-established reputation for quality products, precision manufacturing and exceptional customer support, H&K delivers flexible, value-driven restaurant equipment solutions to major customers in North America, Latin America, Europe, Australia and Asia. H&K International is based in Dallas, TX.
Commercial Stainless Fabricators, a division of Win-Holt Equipment Group, offers a complete line of custom foodservice fabrication. Based in Marietta, GA, its products include worktables, serving counters, sinks, floor troughs, dishtables, chef's units, ventilation and UDS systems, tray make-up and return conveyor systems.
Press Release: Midsized Manufacturers Continue Their Upward Course with Positive Revenue Expectations and Hiring Plans - Fall 2011 Group Outlook Survey – 09/13/2011
Prime Advantage, the leading buying consortium for midsized manufacturers, announced the results of its eighth Prime Advantage Group Outlook (GO) Survey, revealing the top economic concerns of small and midsized North American manufacturers for the second half of 2011.
[Press Coverage: Business Finance, Epoch Times, Equipment Finance Advisor, Industrial Supply Magazine, Industry Week, Manufacturing Business Technology, The New American, Packaging Digest, SupplyChainBrain, To-Increase Blog]
Altour joins Prime Advantage as an Endorsed Supplier – 9/1/2011
Headquartered in New York, NY, Altour is a full service Corporate Travel Management Services company offering dedicated agents, online booking, after hours emergency desk staffed 24/7, VIP services, meetings and incentive services, account management, and a toolbox full of additional innovative travel management solutions.
Iowa Aluminum, Inc. joins Prime Advantage as an Endorsed Supplier – 9/1/2011
Iowa Aluminum, Inc. specializes in the fabrication and customization of aluminum extrusion shapes. Iowa Aluminum's extrusion capabilities include solids, hollows, semi-hollows, and heat sinks to service variety of industries. Headquartered in Albia, IA, Iowa Aluminum services the entire continental U.S.
RKI, Inc. joins Prime Advantage as a Member – 8/29/2011
RKI, Inc. is a leading manufacturer of high durability truck equipment including cranes, winches, truck bodies and van equipment. Formerly known as Rawson-Koenig, Inc., the company was originally founded by the Koenig family in 1911, and merged with Texas Manufacturing & Fabricating/Rawson Industries, Inc. in 1987. RKI is based in Houston, Texas.
Lincat, IMC and Britannia, divisions of Middleby Corporation join Prime Advantage as Members – 7/12/2011
Lincat is a leading manufacturer of light and medium duty catering equipment in UK. Its core products are three ranges of modular commercial cooking appliances: Lynx 400, Silverlink 600 and Opus 700Lincat also provides a number of niche products, including water boilers, hot and cold food display cabinets under the Seal brand, and food serving equipment.
IMC is a manufacturer of state of the art commercial catering equipment, modular underbar systems and back bar refrigeration equipment in UK. IMC's range is one of the most comprehensive and technologically advanced in the market place.
Britannia Kitchen Ventilation specializes in commercial kitchen ventilation. Britannia provides a wide range of ventilation canopies and ventilated ceilings for commercial kitchens.
All three companies are headquartered in UK.
UniFirst joins Prime Advantage as an Endorsed Supplier – 7/12/2011
UniFirst is a leading supplier of uniforms, workwear and related products to businesses. UniFirst provides a wide range of apparel from traditional uniforms, industrial wear, specialty and protective clothing to corporate casual and executive attire.
Headquartered in Wilmington, MA and serving customers throughout the United States and Canada, UniFirst puts more than one million people into work apparel every business day through value-based rental, lease, and purchase programs. Whether national, regional, or local, UniFirst Customers always receive the highest quality garments and services, complete with full program management.
One Lens Media joins Prime Advantage as an Alliance Partner – 7/12/2011
One Lens Media is a team of award-winning filmmakers and seasoned internet marketers who produce cinematic online brand videos for manufacturers and distribute them to targeted audiences. One Lens Media is based in Venice, CA.
Schreiber Foods Inc. joins Prime Advantage as Member – 7/7/2011
Schreiber Foods, Inc. is the largest privately held cheese company in the world that provides custom-designed, high-value products in process cheese, cream cheese, natural cheese, high-end specialty cheese and yogurt. Located in Green Bay, WI, Schreiber has more than 30 production and distribution facilities in 16 cities throughout the U.S. Schreiber also has production facilities in six countries outside the U.S., making it an established dairy leader with unparalleled depth, breadth and global reach.
The Edlund Company and Kiefer Manufacturing join Prime Advantage as Members – 5/18/2011
The Edlund Company, a division of Ali Group, develops and manufactures innovative, operator-oriented stainless steel equipment for harsh Foodservice environments such as can crushers, manual, electric and air-powered can openers, high speed industrial can opening systems, mechanical and digital portion control scales, mechanical and digital receiving scales, knife sharpeners and knife racks, and tongs.
Kiefer Manufacturing, a subsidiary of Stellar Industries, is an aluminum and steel fabricator of horse, livestock, cargo, and industrial trailers. Headquartered in Kanawha, Iowa, Keifer has an additional manufacturing facility in Sneedville, Tennessee.
Trimite Coatings joins Prime Advantage as an Endorsed Supplier – 5/9/2011
Trimite is a leading manufacturer of coating products for industrial application. Trimite supplies many of the world's leading manufacturing companies with the most advanced coatings technologies. Trimite's business comprises three divisions:
1) Industrial coatings; 2) Powder coatings; 3) Pretreatment products
Press Release: Prime Advantage Named to Supply & Demand Chain Executive 100 – 5/5/2011
Prime Advantage, the leading buying consortium for midsized manufacturers, announced that it was named to the tenth-annual listing of the Supply & Demand Chain Executive 100.
Press Release: Capital Spending and Hiring on the Rise for Midsized Manufacturers, but Increasing Costs Cause Concern - Spring 2011 Group Outlook Survey – 4/25/2011
Prime Advantage announced the results of its seventh Prime Advantage Group Outlook Survey, revealing the top economic concerns of small and midsized North American manufacturers for 2011. Controlling spending is key to success in 2011, as raw material costs keep rising.
[Press Coverage: Automation World, Digital Journal, Heavy Duty Manufacturers Association, Industrial Equipment News, Industry Week, Industry Market Trends (5/4/11), Material Handling & Logistics, MoldMaking Technology, Quality Magazine, Supply & Demand Chain Executive, Supply Chain Brain, Supply Chain Expert Community, Sustainable Business Forum, Sustainable Plant, Topix.com]
United DisplayCraft joins Prime Advantage as an Endorsed Supplier – 4/13/2011
United Displaycraft is a globally recognized partner in the design, development, production and deployment of innovative merchandising programs, including store fixtures, wire racks, and wire forms. UDC also offers a full range of design and engineering services to complement its manufacturing expertise.
Shale-Inland Stamping & Fabricating joins Prime Advantage as a Member – 3/25/2011
Headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, Shale-Inland Stamping & Fabricating is a tier 1 supplier to the US automotive and truck trailer markets as well as an integral supplier to a number of other industrial and manufacturing sub-sectors.
Press Release: Prime Advantage Announces President's Club Members of 2011 – 3/23/2011
Seven Manufacturers who met President's Club criteria will be featured at Prime Advantage's Spring and Fall Conferences.
Press Release: Small and Midsized Industrial Manufacturing CFOs Reveal Their Top Concerns of 2011 – 3/18/2011
The third annual Prime Advantage Group CFO Survey shows that industrial manufacturing CFOs are seeing solid signs of the economic recovery in U.S. manufacturing and planning more hiring and capital expenditures this year. Hiring plans may be limited, however, by a shortage of skilled machine operators and welders and an increase in health insurance costs.
Press Release: Prime Advantage’s President and CEO Named a “Pro to Know” by Supply & Demand Chain Executive Magazine – 2/2/2011
Louise O'Sullivan Recognized for Outstanding Leadership of Buying Groups that Serve Manufacturers and Law Firms
Cozzini, Inc., a division of Middleby Corporation joins Prime Advantage as a Member – 12/21/2010
Cozzini, Inc. provides food equipment solutions in food preparation, reduction/emulsion, post-pasteurization, stainless fabrication, sharpening, data acquisition, product tracking, and water cooking/cooling systems. The company also provides material handling and meat grinding equipment, as well as replacement parts. In addition, Cozzini offers installation and training, customer care, support, engineering and design, technology, and advisor services. The company has a few locations throughout the world.
Rittal Corporation and Current Energy join Prime Advantage as Members – 11/29/2010
Rittal Corporation manufactures the world's leading industrial and IT enclosures, racks and accessories, including high efficiency, high density climate control and power management systems for industrial, data center, outdoor and hybrid applications. Rittal's off-the-shelf standard, modified standard and custom-engineered products are known throughout the world as high quality, affordable solutions for practically any industrial or IT infrastructure application-from single enclosures to comprehensive systems.
Located in Urbana, Ohio, Rittal is a subsidiary of Rittal GmbH & Co. KG in Germany.
Current Energy Inc. develops and implements comprehensive energy-efficiency solutions for the commercial markets to maximize returns, while minimizing capital expenditure. From understanding the big picture, to implementing the finest of details, the Current Energy provides the resources and materials to assist in proactive decision-making. Current Energy embraces innovative and mainstream energy-efficiency solutions that are both cost effective and environmentally friendly.
Douglas Machine Inc. joins as Prime Advantage Member – 11/19/2010
Douglas Machine Inc. is North America's leading manufacturer of servo motion controlled, paperboard, corrugated and shrink-film packaging solutions. Automation platforms available from Douglas include cartoners, case packers, tray packers, and shrink-wrappers. Douglas is renowned for engineering high speed automation that performs in demanding 24/7 packaging operations. Many patented and patent-pending technologies developed by the Douglas engineering team are used in the manufacture of different equipment.
Press Release: Manufacturing Procurement Pros Gather to Meet Suppliers and Get Education – 10/29/2010
Prime Advantage's annual fall conference attracts small and midsized manufacturers from across North America to share insights for improving bottom-line profitability.
Press Release: Prime Advantage Brings Exclusive Cost Savings Program to Candy Makers – 10/13/2010
Prime Advantage, the leading buying consortium for midsized manufacturers, is pleased to announce that it has entered into a new partnership with the National Confectioners Association (NCA).
Solenoid Solutions and Telamon Global Services (TGS) join as Prime Advantage Suppliers – 10/4/2010
Two new Suppliers have been accepted into the Prime Advantage program. Solenoid Solutions and TGS will now have direct sales access to more than 700 Prime Advantage Member companies.
Solenoid Solutions - a leading manufacturer of solenoid valves, miniature valves, multi valve manifolds and custom solutions for original equipment manufacturers in the medical, appliance, transportation, power generation and industrial equipment markets. www.solenoidsolutionsinc.com
Telamon Global Services (TGS)- a leading provider of customer relationship management, business process outsourcing, and information technology outsourcing services. www.telamonglobal.com
Press Release: Industrial Manufacturers Show Confidence in a Sustained Recovery in 2010 – 9/17/2010
Prime Advantage, the leading buying consortium for midsized industrial manufacturers, announced the results of its sixth Prime Advantage Group Outlook (GO) Survey, revealing the top economic concerns of midsized industrial manufacturers for 2010.
[Press Coverage: HPC in the Cloud, Industry Week, Logistics Today, Quality Magazine, Reliable Plant, Supply & Demand Chain Executive]
NCA and Zoomba Group join Prime Advantage – 9/16/2010
National Confectioners Association (NCA) represents the entire confection industry, offering education and leadership in manufacturing, technical research, public relations, retailing practices, government relations, and statistical analyses. Founded in 1884 in Chicago by representatives of 69 confectionery manufacturers, NCA is one of the oldest, most respected trade associations in the world. For more information visit www.candyusa.com.
Zoomba Group, LLC. publishes “Foodservice Equipment and Supplies” magazine that connects equipment and supplies manufacturers and service providers with the full distribution channel including foodservice operators, E&S dealers, and facility design consultants. For more information visit www.fesmag.com.
Liazon, Culture Index, and Dasco Pro join as Prime Advantage Suppliers – 9/7/2010
Three new Suppliers have been accepted into the Prime Advantage program. Liazon, Culture Index, and Dasco Pro will now have direct sales access to the Prime Advantage Member base of more than 700 Member companies.
Liazon - the first Consumer-Centric Benefits Provider who can help our Members control rising health insurance and employee benefits costs. www.liazon.com
Culture Index - an organizational development firm that assists its clients in growing businesses through improving the selection, hiring, management, development, and retention of top performers by effectively assessing and identifying the “right people” for all personnel levels of your organization. www.cindexinc.com
Dasco Pro - produces custom forgings, including components for manufacturers and hand tools for carpenters, mechanics, and emergency workers.
ABA Journal: Group Buy-In – 9/1/2010
Prime Advantage, a buying consortium that historically catered to the discount needs of small and mid-sized manufacturing companies, launched Prime Advantage Legal in June to offer law firms ongoing savings on a range of products.
Martin, Tate, Morrow & Marston Joins as a Prime Advantage Member – 8/17/2010
Based in Memphis, Tennessee, the firm provides legal service and representation to clients in Tennessee, Arkansas and Mississippi, as well as nationwide.
Martin, Tate, Morrow & Marston uses innovative concepts and incisive legal analysis to create practical solutions to its clients with a competitive edge. The firm specializes in commercial transactions, mergers and acquisitions, contract drafting and disputes, intellectual property matters, products liability cases to trust, estate matters, commercial and residential real estate matters. For more information on Martin, Tate, Morrow & Marston, visit www.martintate.com.
LawSitesBlog.com profiles Prime Advantage Legal – 7/26/2010
Robert Ambrogi interviews Prime Advantage's Mike McDonald and gives his impressions of this new offering to the legal industry.
Caldwell Resource Group, Inc. Joins as a Prime Advantage Alliance Partner – 6/30/2010
Caldwell Resource Group, Inc. is now an Alliance Partner within Prime Advantage. Based in Birmingham, Alabama, Caldwell Resource Group offers workplace benefits including discounted group and individual health insurance products, individual and family discounted benefits products and free pharmacy discount cards.
Press Release: Prime Advantage Legal Offers Group Purchasing Power for Law Firms – 6/10/2010
Prime Advantage, the leading buying consortium for small and midsized North American companies, has announced the launch of a new service, Prime Advantage Legal, which is designed to bring the valuable savings programs and expertise of the firm’s supplier network to the legal community.
Straub, Seaman & Allen, P.C. Joins as Prime Advantage Member – 6/8/2010
Straub, Seaman & Allen, P.C. is a Member of Prime Advantage. Based in St. Joseph in Michigan, the firm provides expert legal representation in insurance defense, litigation, labor & employment, municipal and estate planning matters for businesses and individuals throughout Michigan and Indiana. For more information on Straub, Seaman & Allen, visit www.lawssa.com
Pinnacle Leasing Joins as a Prime Advantage Alliance Partner – 6/7/2010
Pinnacle Leasing is now an Alliance Partner within Prime Advantage. Based in Arvada, Colorado, Pinnacle Leasing is a full service leasing company for small to medium sized businesses, as well as government agencies, non-profit and municipalities. Pinnacle works with most industries, including start up or new entities, and existing businesses with A, B, and C level of credit. For more information on Pinnacle Leasing, visit www.pinnaclelease.com.
Press Release: Prime Advantage Named to Supply & Demand Chain Executive 100 – 5/21/2010
Prime Advantage, the leading buying consortium for midsized industrial manufacturers, announced that it was just named to the ninth-annual listing of the Supply & Demand Chain Executive 100.
Press Release: Industrial Manufacturers Show Confidence in a Sustained Recovery in 2010 – 5/10/2010
Prime Advantage, the leading buying consortium for midsized industrial manufacturers, announced the findings of its fifth Prime Advantage Group Outlook (GO) Survey, revealing the top economic concerns of midsized industrial manufacturers for the remainder of 2010. Predictions of revenue and capital spending increases, along with a shift in product development processes to make products more sustainable are among the highlights of the latest study.
[Press Coverage: ACHR News, Business Wire, CBS 2 Chicago, Electro IQ, Euroinvestor, Industry Market Trends, istockAnalyst.com, Medical Design Technology, Material Handling Management, Procurement Leaders, Quality Magazine, Supply & Demand Chain Executive, Yahoo! Finance]
Prime Advantage's Mike McDonald Interviewed by Products Finishing Magazine – 5/2010
In an economy where manufacturers are being challenged in intense global competition, mid-sized firms can only ask their suppliers for so much. One way to leverage this relationship, however, is by banding together with other businesses in the same situation—through a buying consortium.
Shapiro Metals joins as Prime Advantage Supplier – 4/8/2010
Shapiro Metals is a scrap metal recycler with seven business locations in the US. Shapiro services industrial accounts in the US and Mexico and its facilities range in size from 40,000 to 100,000 square feet, with $100-$150 million in sales. The company is based in St. Louis, MO. www.shapirometals.com
National Material L.P. and affiliates (NMLP) join Prime Advantage as Members – 4/8/2010
Based in Elk Grove Village, Illinois, National Material L.P. and its affiliates are leaders in each of their core businesses, which are predominately steel distribution and steel and metal processing. The breadth and depth of their metal related businesses allows them to offer an unparalleled array of products and services from a single vendor. NMLP continually looks for opportunities, both domestically and internationally. NMLP has locations in the United States, Canada, Mexico, and China.
Doyon Equipment, Inc., a division of Middlby Corporation is now a Member of Prime Advantage. – 3/26/2010
Based in Quebec, Canada, the company manufactures bakery equipment, pizza ovens, rack ovens, dough mixers, and sheeters, proofers, warmers and bread slicers. For more information on Doyon Equipment Inc., visit www.doyon.qc.ca
NSF Global Business Solutions and T&S Brass and Bronze Works, Inc. join as Prime Advantage Suppliers. – 3/26/2010
Two new Endorsed Suppliers have been approved and accepted into the Prime Advantage program. T&S Brass and NSF Global Business Solutions will now have direct sales access to the Prime Advantage Member base of more than 650 Member companies.
NSF Global Solutions - specializes in corporate brand risk mitigation through custom and scalable 2nd Party audits and various audit modalities such as supply chain management audits, licensee and franchisee audits, and customer experience audits. The company is based in Atlanta, GA. www.nsf-isr.org
T&S Brass and Bronze Works, Inc. - is an American manufacturer of faucets, and specialty products for the foodservice, industrial, commercial plumbing and laboratory markets. T&S also offers air and water hose reels used in every major manufacturing facility for pneumatic tools and/or wash down applications. In addition, T&S has safety products (including eyewash stations) and manufactures a complete line of gas appliance hoses and connectors for cooking equipment and industrial applications. The company is based in Travelers Rest, SC. www.tsbrassc.com
Clingen Callow & McLean, LLC Joins as a Prime Advantage Member – 3/11/2010
Clingen Callow & McLean is now a Member of Prime Advantage. Based in Wheaton, Illinois, the firm provides expert and pragmatic legal advice and business counseling to companies at both ends of the middle market involved in manufacturing, technology, financial services and real estate which are active in regional, national and international markets. For more information on Clingen Callow & McLean, LLC. visit www.ccmlawyer.com.
Press Release: Small and Midsized Industrial Manufacturing CFOs Reveal Their Top Concerns of 2010 – 3/5/2010
Despite Rising Energy Costs and Dim Employment Data, Small and Midsized Manufacturers See Signs for Optimism. Prime Advantage, the leading buying consortium for midsized industrial manufacturers, announced the findings of its Group CFO Survey, revealing the top financial concerns of its member companies’ CFOs in 2010.
[Press Coverage: Automation World, Business Insider, dBusinessNews, Logistics Today, Manufacturing.net, MFRTech.com, Modern Metals, Plant Services, Seeking Alpha, Supply & Demand Chain Executive, ThomasNet]
Latimer & Mayberry Joins as a Prime Advantage Member – 2/26/2010
Latimer & Mayberry IP Law, LLP is now a Member of Prime Advantage. Based in Herndon, Virginia, the firm offers legal services exclusively in the area of Intellectual Property law with an emphasis on U.S. patent and trademark law. The firm’s lawyers specialize in patent prosecution, with expertise in patent litigation, and authoring a leading U.S. patent-law treatise. For more information on Latimer & Mayberry. visit www.latimerip.com.
Press Release: Prime Advantage’s President and CEO Named a “Pro to Know” by Supply & Demand Chain Executive Magazine – 2/24/2010
Prime Advantage, the leading buying consortium for midsized industrial manufacturers, announced that President, CEO and Founder Louise O’Sullivan has been named a 2010 Supply & Demand Chain Executive “Practitioner Pro to Know.” O’Sullivan was also named a Practitioner Pro to Know by the respected trade magazine’s editorial selection committee in 2009. The magazine announced the tenth-annual listing of Pros to Know in its February/March 2010 issue.
DeWys Manufacturing Joins as a Prime Advantage Member
DeWys Manufacturing is now a Member of Prime Advantage. Based in Marne, Michigan, the company is a contract manufacturer that focuses on sheet metal fabricating, machining, stamping, powder coating, and international sourcing. For more information on DeWys Manufacturing Inc. visit www.dewysmfg.com.
Cambridge International and Ferrara Pan Candy Company Join as Prime Advantage Members
Cambridge and Ferrara Pan Candy are the latest companies to join Prime Advantage.
Based in Maryland, Cambridge International is the world's largest manufacturer of woven mesh metal belting and wire cloth filtration products. Cambridge International brands include Cambridge Inc., Maryland Wire Belts Inc., Alloy Wire Belt Co., Cambridge Wire Cloth Co. and Conveying Solutions.
Headquartered in Forest Park, Illinois, Ferrara Pan Candy Company produces and sells candies. Best known for its venerable, mouth-puckering Lemonhead candies, Ferrara also makes other well known treats as Red Hots, Jaw Busters and Atomic Fireballs.
Press Release: Prime Advantage 2009 Fall Conference Attracts Record Numbers – 11/18/2009
Prime Advantage, the leading buying consortium for industrial manufacturers, recently concluded its 2009 Fall Conference in Louisville, KY. The semi-annual event ran from October 27-30, and again featured the Executive Summit, which is Prime Advantage’s education track for manufacturing executives. Attendance at the Fall Conference saw a growth of 32 percent over last spring’s conference as companies are preparing for what many feel is a sustained recovery.
Press Release: Latest Group Outlook Survey from Prime Advantage Indicates Manufacturers Becoming Optimistic About Economy – 9/2/2009
Prime Advantage, the leading buying consortium for midsized industrial manufacturers, announced the findings of its fourth Prime Advantage Group Outlook (GO) Survey, revealing the top economic concerns of midsized industrial manufacturers for the remainder of 2009. The study results reflect a growing sense of optimism returning to the manufacturing sector, in terms of improved revenues, customer demand and hiring expectations.
[Press Coverage: BtoB, Industry Week Sep. 9, Industry Week Oct. 21, Investors.com, Quality Magazine, ThomasNet Sept. 10, 2009, ThomasNet Oct. 6, 2009, ThomasNet Jan 5]
Prime Advantage Member Speaks About Supplier Partnerships,
and Prime Advantage benefits:
Supplier partnerships pay off for midmarket coffee equipment maker – 8/13/2009
Proactive partnerships with quality suppliers helped Wilbur Curtis, a Prime Advantage Member since 1998, lower its direct materials costs significantly, says Ron Wilson, director of purchasing. His four-person team manages a $40 million annual spend for the family-owned firm, which manufactures commercial coffee, tea, and specialty beverage brewing equipment.
John Day — Purchasing.com
Press Release: Prime Advantage Named to Supply & Demand Chain Executive Magazine’s Top 100 Supply Chain Solution Providers – 6/29/2009
Prime Advantage, the leading buying consortium for midsized industrial manufacturers, announced that it has been named to the eighth-annual listing of the Supply & Demand Chain Executive 100. This recognition follows the announcement in March that President, CEO and Founder Louise O’Sullivan was named a 2009 Supply & Demand Chain Executive “Practitioner Pro to Know.”
Can GPOs Help Ease the Pain? — 6/17/2009
As manufacturers look for cost-cutting that won't cripple them in a recovery, group purchasing organizations let them "swing a bigger bat." At Prime Advantage, a GPO serving midsized industrial manufacturers, officials are seeing an uptick in the number of large companies inquiring about their services...
Steve Minter — IndustryWeek
Press Release: Prime Advantage Named a Most Valued Partner by Packaging Industry Association PMMI – 5/1/2009
Prime Advantage, the leading buying consortium for midsized industrial manufacturers, is pleased to announce that it has entered into a new partnership with the Packaging Machinery Manufacturers Institute (PMMI). PMMI, which organizes the PACK EXPO tradeshows, has named Prime Advantage a Most Valued Partner (MVP), in order to offer its members reduced costs and optimized buying power through Prime Advantage.
[Press Coverage: Market Watch]
Prime Advantage CFO Survey Featured in Modern Metals
Cover Story - 4/2009
Business conditions are tough--and that’s putting it mildly. Demand, inventories, shipments and prices are just some of the factors that must be watched closely, and charting a course while waiting for the storm to lift is challenging. Modern Metals’ Lauren Duensing takes a closer look at the issues facing mid-sized industrial manufacturers and cites the Prime Advantage CFO Survey to illustrate her point.
Press Release: Latest Group Outlook Survey from Prime Advantage Indicates Revenue and Capital Spending Projections are Among Top Economic Concerns in 2009 – 4/14/2009
Prime Advantage, the leading buying consortium for midsized industrial manufacturers, announced the findings of its third Group Outlook Survey, revealing the top economic concerns of midsized industrial manufacturers, as well as an opportunistic outlook for 2009 and beyond. Survey findings reveal not only that industrial manufacturers are prepared for another tough year in 2009, but that they are counting on the conservative measures taken over the past couple years to help carry them through to better times by year end.
[Press Coverage: The Earth Times, IndustryWeek, Quality Magazine, Reuters.com]