Design-2-Part Shows Announce 2012 Schedule

Design-2-Part (D2P) Shows, America’s largest design and contract manufacturing tradeshows, have released their 2012 show schedule. The 11 show slate includes six annual events, four semi-annual shows and a highly anticipated return to the Pacific Northwest.

The schedule is highlighted by Design-2-Part Shows’ third ever appearance, and first since 2009, in Portland, Oregon with the Northwest Design-2-Part Show, on October 23 & 24, 2012 at the Metropolitan Exposition Center.

As usual, the schedule is anchored by six annual shows. D2P will hold these events in Grapevine (Dallas), TX, Santa Clara, CA, Atlanta, GA, Schaumburg, IL, Long Beach, CA, and Marlborough (Boston), MA. The Southern California Design-2-Part Show actually rotates between Long Beach and Pasadena giving Greater Los Angeles area manufacturers two convenient, every-other-year options.

The D2P schedule is rounded out with four events that revolve semi-annually. These shows will be held in Secaucus, NJ, St. Charles (St. Louis), MO, Akron, OH, and Raleigh, NC.

Design-2-Part Shows provide design engineers, manufacturing engineers and managers, and purchasers an excellent opportunity to meet local and national job shops and contract manufacturers to source custom parts, components, services, and design. Exhibiting companies will be showcasing their design-through-manufacturing services featuring more than 300 product categories for the metal, plastics, rubber and electronics industries. The shows are working shows and visitors are encouraged to bring sample parts and drawings.

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.

The 2012 D2P Show Schedule:

Texas Design-2-Part Show, February 21 & 22, 2012
Gaylord Texan Convention Center, Grapevine, TX

Northern California Design-2-Part Show, March 21 & 22, 2012
Santa Clara Convention Center, Santa Clara, CA

Southeast Design-2-Part Show, March 28 & 29, 2012
Cobb Galleria Centre, Atlanta, GA

Mid-Atlantic Design-2-Part Show, April 11 & 12, 2012
Meadowlands Exposition Center, Secaucus, NJ

Greater Chicago Design-2-Part Show, May 1 & 2, 2012
Schaumburg Convention Center, Schaumburg, IL

Midwest Design-2-Part Show, June 13 & 14, 2012
Saint Charles Convention Center, St. Charles, MO

Greater Ohio Design-2-Part Show, September 19 & 20, 2012
John S. Knight Center, Akron, OH

Southern California Design-2-Part Show, October 2 & 3, 2012
Long Beach Convention Center, Long Beach, CA

Northwest Design-2-Part Show, October 23 & 24, 2012
Metropolitan Exposition Center, Portland, OR

New England Design-2-Part Show, October 31 & November 1, 2012
Royal Plaza Trade Center, Marlborough, MA

Southeast Design-2-Part Show, November 14 & 15, 2012
State Fair Exposition Center, Raleigh, NC

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