Shop Finds Jobs Using Online Marketplace

MM shopClients in the News: TD&M Machining LLC wanted to grow its business without competing against other local shops. After subscribing to, about 75 percent of the shop’s customers now originate from the platform.
Competition among jobs shops for work can be fierce. This is especially true for shops like TD&M Machining LLC of Dubuque, Iowa—a town in which there are many machine shops within a 50-mile radius and “everybody knows everybody,” says founder Troy Donath. Because of that, he decided to see if he could find work via the internet. After winning jobs through an online manufacturing marketplace, Mr. Donath has been able to grow his business for the past 10 years without competing against his immediate neighbors.
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