To Help Iowa Companies Get Quotes For Rapid Prototypes

The industrial search engine continues to focus on the custom manufacturing community with its latest target being companies in Iowa
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Des Moines, IA ( November 29, 2011 - Des Moines - The Hawkeye State is more well known for its close knit farming communities than it is for its manufacturing sector, but the B-to-B search engine IndustrialCOOP is changing that in a minor but noticeable way as a partner of the American Machine Shops Network at The company announced Tuesday it's now focusing on Iowa's businesses to help companies and entrepreneurs in the state find a suitable machine/job shop specializing in rapid prototyping model design, machined metal parts, plastic machining services, rapid prototype production, molded plastic parts and other custom manufacturing solutions.

According to I-COOP spokeswoman Karen Monroe, the industrial-focused search engine increased its offerings by 40% for rubber, wood, plastic and metal fabrication services as a search partner of at

Ms. Monroe said IndustrialCOOP is reaching out to 100+ Iowa Machining Shops throughout the state listed and approved by AMSN at to connect such companies with buyers in the market for made-to-order parts and components produced from a variety of materials such as stainless steel, aluminum, copper, bronze, Inconel®, PVC and exotic metals.

"The COOP is dedicated to helping businesses and organizations in Des Moines, Waterloo, Cedar Rapids, Sioux City, Davenport, West Des Moines, Iowa City, Ames, Dubuque, Council Bluffs and other cities throughout the Hawkeye State meet their needs for machining and fabrication services," said Monroe. She concluded, "The majority of featured vendors on the website have at least 10+ years experience in the machining and tooling trade with capabilities that range from prototype design, rapid prototyping production, and full-service custom fabrication to turning, milling, grinding, drilling, finishing and assembly." Monroe went on to explain the manufacturers on the site are experienced working with all types of plastics, ceramics and metals as well as wood, rubber and other materials.

About IndustrialCOOP, a division of Industrial Leaders is an extensive co-op B2B search engine and stand alone industrial directory with offerings from national and international distributors, manufacturers and other suppliers of industrial goods and services. The site is utilized by global manufacturing and engineering professionals looking for various kinds of industrial supplies, equipment, materials, tools and machinery from suppliers in over 54 countries at

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