CompositesWorld's SOURCEBOOK 2011 listing campaign nears end

Industry suppliers are urged to start or renew free listings during final days of directory update campaign, and now can check renewal status online.

CompositesWorld, publisher of High-Performance Composites and Composites Technology magazines and the CompositesWorld Weekly e-newsletter, announced on Sept. 27 that more than 1,300 industry suppliers have already renewed their free listings as final preparations begin for print publication of SOURCEBOOK 2011, the composites industry’s most comprehensive B2B buyers’ guide.

But CW editor-in-chief Jeff Sloan points out, “Our goal is to get all of the 1,657 companies who were listed in SOURCEBOOK 2010 renewed and add to that the startup companies we’ve seen entering the industry despite the recent recession. We want our 2011 directory to be as complete and up-to-date as possible.”

Sloan emphasizes that suppliers who are unsure if their listings have been renewed may check renewal status by visiting

“If they see a green check mark after their company name, that means the listing has been renewed for 2011,” SOURCEBOOK managing editor Mike Musselman explains. “If there is no check mark, that means that the listing is not yet eligible for the 2011 print edition.”

Industry suppliers who have yet to renew their listings should look for an e-mail today in their inboxes with “SOURCEBOOK 2011” in the subject line. The e-mail message will contain a link to the SOURCEBOOK’s online listing form.

Musselman notes that there are many reasons why a company may not have seen the renewal e-mail: “Spam filters have been a problem in the past,” he notes, “and many people have been traveling heavily. In addition, during the recession, high job turnover means that the e-mail address we have on file may not be active. We’ve extended our listing deadline to enable us to reach these folks.”

Those who haven’t received a renewal request via e-mail or who are not currently listed should immediately contact

“We’ll arrange to get them a link within 24 hours,” says Musselman, adding, “We don’t want to see anyone who wants a listing miss getting one because they weren’t aware of the opportunity. There is still a window of opportunity, but it is closing fast.”