Reverse Auctions Improve Quality, Price and Delivery of Custom Goods

By Beth Ellyn Rosenthal, Editor

Like many manufacturers in America, BOCE is in the midst of a major slowdown, according to Tom Connelly, North American supply manager for the Wilmington, Massachusetts, company. Demand in the semi-conductor industry for its vacuum pumps, turbo molecular pumps and temperature control units is down.

Connelly says he uses slow periods to get to projects that he