The collection was started when Dan Brumlik first became the president of Fotofab in 1997 and named Scott Bekemeyer to the company’s board of directors. As long-time operators, the duo has selectively added companies to the collection, backed by a family office with a long-term horizon.
The Partner Companies' name was chosen in 2020, and we strive to partner with each of our stakeholders – customers, employees, suppliers, peer companies, investors, and communities. We’re in it for the long-haul – partner up!
The Partner Companies, or TPC, is a portfolio of small to medium U.S. based specialized manufacturers focused on providing the best customer service, quickest lead times, and highest quality. Our manufacturing companies promote Made in USA products while serving customers worldwide. Offering specialized fabrication, optics experts, and precision reel-to-reel plating. We work together to get the best solution to a project so you don’t have to.
The current list of our affiliated companies comprises of around 7 manufactures, some of which have been in business for over 50 years. These companies deliver exceptional raw material products and provide related services for OEMs. Not only are these companies leaders in their respective fields, but their customers are leaders in fields like aerospace, medical, automotive, and consumer electronics to name a few.
We invest in American-made manufacturing companies with a specialization in niche areas. Together, our companies share overhead resources and cultivate existing talent for a higher shared benefit. TPC uses key centralized resources to help share talent in areas that may have otherwise been unavailable.
The greatest gain of these partnerships is the talented people introduced to the fold. We strive to encourage and cultivate tenured employees rather than "clearinghouse" and offer a portfolio of shared resources that may otherwise have been out of reach. By sharing overhead resources and technical knowledge with each company, we are able to minimize costs across the network to grow the business and benefit our stakeholders – customers, employees, suppliers, peer companies, investors, and communities.
The Partnering in The Partner Companies is What Makes Us Different.