Definition: Provides raw materials, ingredients or equipment for manufacturing finished products. This includes farms, suppliers of food materials, raw minerals, and machinery. This includes distributors of “products” listed above, used in the manufacturing of a finished product.
According to our company classifications, Distributors sell finished products that are ready to be sold to an end consumer. Suppliers provide "ingredients" for manufacturers to use in finished products.
Acceptable forms of business proof include one of the following: