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CONNEX Delaware launches to connect manufacturers, contractors

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NEWARK – The Delaware Manufacturing Extension Partnership (DEMEP) and Delaware Technical Community College have announced the launch of CONNEX Delaware, a free website to connect with Delaware manufacturers, buyers and suppliers. The Delaware Manufacturing Extension Partnership launches of CONNEX Delaware, a free website to connect Delaware manufacturers.

CONNEX Delaware seeks to streamline the manufacturing supply chain in the state, making it easy for contractors to search for and connect with other businesses.

“We are thrilled to introduce the CONNEX platform to our state’s manufacturers,” said Rustyn Stoops, DEMEP deputy director who also represents Del Tech. “Not only will this help manufacturers in our state source materials and services from one another, but it will also allow them to offer their goods and services to manufacturers across the country.”

The CONNEX Delaware platform will allow manufacturers to post requests for information, requests for proposals and requests for quotes in the platform’s B2B Exchange Center and quickly identify Delaware suppliers who can meet their needs. Delaware suppliers can also increase their discoverability by large primes and original equipment manufacturers through their CONNEX profile, which catalogs their capabilities, equipment, processes, materials, certifications, and more.

“We are always looking for ways to help Delaware manufacturers achieve their goals,” Stoops said. “CONNEX Delaware will be a tremendous resource for our manufacturers and is another example of our commitment to provide manufacturers with resources that ensure a productive, efficient, and resilient manufacturing community.”

DEMEP has secured funding through the federal CHIPS and Science Act, an initiative from 2022 to strengthen the domestic supply chain. 

“We are excited to be part of the CONNEX Delaware implementation,” CONNEX Marketplace President and CEO Alan Davis said in a statement. “This dynamic platform will help connect and lift Delaware’s manufacturing ecosystem, align local, state, and national manufacturing goals, increase collaboration across all state manufacturing organizations, and better connect large and small manufacturers across the state with new business opportunities.”

DEMEP will offer manufacturers a free membership for one year if they sign up by Dec. 6.

Registration for Delaware manufacturers and suppliers is now underway. To register or get more information, visit www.demep.org/connex.

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