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Taylor Fentz Studios

National Supplier Scouting Initiative

Taylor Fentz Studios designs and manufactures unique and often one of a kind functional and non-functional art works from jewelry and sculpture to sculptural decor. Additionally, Taylor Fentz Studios is in the process of branching out into a variety of other, more niche market, product designs such as jeweler tools and modular convertible jewelry displays for gallery or personal use.

Taylor Fentz Studios had a need to identify U.S. manufacturers who have potential to supply/produce the needed component. Catalyst Connection in partnership with the Pennsylvania Manufacturing Extension Partnership (PAMEP) and the MEP National Network will performed a search and produce a report delivering options for domestic manufacturing capabilities via MEP CARES funding.

Taylor Fentz Studios’ Founder & CEO Taylor Fentz is an artist and designer who had little working knowledge of manufacturing in general. This lack of visibility made it hard for her to advance to actual scaled production of her products. Also not understanding the RFQ and manufacturing process left her without an understanding of what a fair cost of production should be.

Upon completing our National Supplier Scouting search, we were able to match Taylor Fentz Studios with Creative Findings out of New Jersey. Creative Findings is able to fully support Taylor’s creativity in a collaborative manner by supporting not only the production of her designs but also assisting in design, cost efficiency, logistics, etc.

“Working through Catalyst Connection, I was able to find a manufacturing partner that fit my needs perfectly and it only cost me a couple hours of my time. Before starting the supplier scouting process with Catalyst Connection, I was wasting countless hours a week searching online for a solution to my manufacturing needs. I felt like I had no idea what I was doing and after a month of searching, quickly realized I wasn’t getting anywhere. Catalyst Connection took a challenge that my small business couldn’t afford to tackle on it’s own and helped me solve it fast and with minimal effort on the part of me and my business. Now that I have found the perfect manufacturing partner, my production process runs much more smoothly and efficiently, saving me time and money in the long run. I am so grateful to have access to all the support systems Catalyst Connection provides!” – Taylor Fentz, Owner