The Binational Meet The Buyer to be held on April 22, 2015, at the DoubleTree by Hilton in Port Huron, Michigan, has gained a great deal of momentum over the past few months with 20 buyers now registered.

A few of the buyers participating include: DTE Energy, Flint Bishop International Airport Authority, Consumers Energy, Eissmann Automotive Group, Lapeer Industries, City of Sarnia, Pinnacle Foods, City of Lansing, SMR Automotive, Aaron’s Fabrication of Steel, Tube and Welding, Wright Plastics Products, St. Clair County and several more.  

A growing list of purchasing needs for products, services, office equipment and supplies can be viewed on the event website, but below is a short list of some of the items purchasing agents are seeking:


Products                                                   Services                                                 Office Equipment & Supplies

Steel, Welding Materials
Heat Treatment                                           Construction                                             Printed Material               
Uniforms, Rain Gear &Boots                        HVAC Repair/Maintenance                      Office & Computer Supplies
Lumber & Wood Products                            Professional/Consulting                           Reproduction Supplies
Plastics Parts, Resin                                    Engineering                                              Promotional Items
Wire Harnesess, Chrome Plating                 Environmental Services                            Signs, Decals, Rubber Stamps
Injection Molding Machines                          Employment Agencies                              Furniture & Fixtures
Public Safety Equipment                              Facility Maintenance                  
Transformers, Regulators                            Airfield Maintenance

Wire, Conduit, Generators                           Trash Remove
Electrical & Mechanical Equipment              Computer Programming
Paints, Varnishes, Thinners

Sellers are invited to pitch products face-to-face with key decision makers.  New this year, there will also be a Quick Pitch session, in which up to eight companies will be given five minutes to briefly pitch their product, service or company in front of a live audience of buyers and sellers.  Topics desired are specified below:

  • Business Products/Services
  • Technology Use/Advancements
  • Advancement of Ecology/Sustainability Practices
  • Strategic Endeavors Related to Community/Economic development

Those interested in presenting, may visit the event website for details apply at


“Building relationships and winning business can be difficult.  We (EDA) are very pleased to be assisting in a collaborative way to personally connect suppliers and buying professionals and supporting business and economic growth,” said Dan Casey, CEO of the Economic Development Alliance of St. Clair County”.     

The fee for sellers to participate is $15 per attendee.  Both buyers and sellers may register at

The event is being hosted by Economic Development Alliance (EDA) of St. Clair County, Lapeer Development Corporation, I-69 International Trade Corridor, PTAC I-69 Thumb Region, Southwest Economic Alliance, Sarnia Lambton Economic Partnership, Blue Water Area Chamber of Commerce, Sarnia Lambton Chamber of Commerce and Michigan State University Center for Community and Economic Development.