About Us

After serving his country in the U.S. Marine Corps, Ben Edwards, Founder, saw what was the beginning of the globalization of manufacturing. He did not like the impact this would have on America’s ability to maintain a leadership position in innovation and technology. That is when he decided to dedicate his career to promoting American manufacturing.

Design-2-Part is committed to bringing together the finest American contract manufacturers with OEMs and product manufacturers who need their services. We create efficiencies in the sourcing of custom parts, components, design, prototypes, and assemblies by offering every vehicle to do business… face-to-face, in print, and online. With decades of experience identifying, reaching and convincing OEM decision makers, Design-2-Part brings their expertise to you to generate new business.

If you are a contract manufacturer, D2P is the most efficient way to grow your business.

Design-2-Part Shows

Design-2-Part Shows are America’s longest running contract manufacturing trade shows for the sourcing of custom parts, services and design. Regional trade shows covering the USA provide OEMs the opportunity to meet local and national job shops and contract manufacturers face-to-face to find new suppliers, learn new technologies, compare processes, and reduce manufacturing costs. Over 300 processes are featured including CNC machining, stampings, castings, sheet metal fabrication, injection molding, prototypes, springs, finishing, packaging, CAD/CAM software, assembly and much more.

Design-2-Part Magazine

Design-2-Part Magazine helps OEMs find solutions to tough manufacturing problems with cutting-edge information and education. By publicizing the accomplishments and manufacturing capabilities of North America’s finest contract manufacturers, Design-2-Part Magazine makes it easy for OEMs and product manufacturers to find the resources they need to build higher-quality products. Readers include design engineers, manufacturing engineers, manufacturing managers, and purchasing managers employed by OEMs and makers of finished products.



Design-2-Part Supplier Directory

The annual Design-2-Part Supplier Directory is a comprehensive resource featuring nearly 2,000 of the finest providers of custom parts, prototypes, components, and design services in North America. The on-line version, D2PBuyersGuide.com, is the largest searchable directory of quality North American job shops and contract manufacturers.


Design-2-Part Graphics

We make marketing for manufacturers easy. Our team of designers and account managers cover all media platforms – trade show booths, banner stands, brochures, business cards, websites, emails, and corporate branding. Count on us to help you deliver a targeted message to OEMs and generate more business for you.


Design-2-Part Rep Search

Design-2-Part Rep Search is a service designed to link job shops & contract manufacturers with qualified reps across North America. With a searchable database consisting of thousands of reps at our disposal, we have had unparalleled success in matching qualified reps with sales experience, to you the principal.