Design-2-Part Shows Draws Record Attendance in 2019

Design-2-Part (D2P) Shows, a series of design and contract manufacturing trade shows, has established a new annual attendance record. The eleven 2019 shows combined to deliver 16,894 engineers and buyers, the highest number in the 45-year history of D2P. The new mark shattered the previous high of 14,935 set in 2018 and represented a 13.1% increase.

“We are excited to be a part of this recent resurgence in U.S. manufacturing,” said Jerry Schmidt, President of Design-2-Part Shows. “It is especially gratifying to see that the increase was country wide. All eleven regions where we held a show contributed positive growth.”

D2P will look to continue this run in 2020 with eleven more shows scheduled in Grapevine, Texas; Atlanta, Georgia; Uncasville, Connecticut; Schaumburg, Illinois; Nashville, Tennessee; Santa Clara, California; Marlborough, Massachusetts; Akron, Ohio; Long Beach, California; Oaks, Pennsylvania; and Greenville, South Carolina.

Design-2-Part Shows provides U.S. manufacturers an efficient opportunity to meet local and national job shops and contract manufacturers face-to-face to source custom parts, components, services, and design. Exhibiting companies showcase their design-through-manufacturing services, featuring more than 300 product categories for the metal, plastics, rubber, and electronics industries.

D2P Shows exclusively feature exhibiting job shops and contract manufacturers with manufacturing operations in the United States. Companies that do not have facilities in the U.S. are not permitted to exhibit.

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