We maintain that our staff is made up of the leading experts in the field, the most knowledgeable and helpful people anywhere in the industry. And, we tell you that we're a reliable company, we'll be here to take care of you long into the future. We have the resources to maintain a huge inventory of parts, and to back our promise of quality in all of our work. But how do you know these things are true? How do you know whether they're true of any company?
When you're thinking of doing business with a company, especially a company you've randomly found online, it's a good idea to check up on them a little bit before jumping in with both feet. An internet search is as good a place to start as any. Search for the company by name. If you haven't seen it already, look at their web site. Many companies post important information, such as terms and conditions, facility locations, price structures, and more on their web sites. Reading through any terms and price structures may help you eliminate unsuitable suppliers right at the start. In addition to reading through the company's own web site, browse other sites that come up in your search. See what, if anything, other people in the industry have to say about your potential supplier.
During your online search of the company's name, you may find them in the membership directories of industry associations. After you've searched for the company by name, do follow up and search further to find if they are members of industry associations. You are likely familiar with these from your own experience, check with associations that you know and trust. Intech Equipment has long-standing membership in a great many industry associations, both in the local areas of our facilities, and on a national level. A few of Intech's affiliations (links will open a new window)
Finally, and possibly most importantly in this economy, you'll want to check up on your potential supplier with some industry-neutral business rating associations.
Better Business Bureau
We'd recommend checking out ANY company
with the BBB at www.bbb.org
Intech is a BBB Accredited business with
an A+ rating. Click to see Intech's BBB Report.
Dunn & Bradstreet is the premier credit rating and information source for the business world. D&B issues an ID called a DUNS Number to track various information they collect on all business (not only business that they have a relationship with, but all business across all industries). You can go to www.smallbuiness.dnb.com to purchase information in a variety of more or less detailed reports on any company