CompositesWorld’s SOURCEBOOK to purge aging listings from Web site

Aging listings that are renewed by Friday, Oct. 11, will be retained on the Web site and SOURCEBOOK editors will do their best to get them into the print SOURCEBOOK.

CompositesWorld, the publisher of High-Performance Composites and Composites Technology magazines, is in the final stage of preparation for publication of its annual composites industry buyer’s guide, the SOURCEBOOK. SOURCEBOOK 2014 will mail shortly to 27,500 composites industry professionals in dozens of end-markets.

But one task remains. “We have hundreds of companies in the online SOURCEBOOK whose listings have not been updated and renewed for more than two years,” reports Mike Musselman, the SOURCEBOOK’s managing editor. “There are many others for which contact/e-mail information is no longer valid, so renewal e-mails bounce back as ‘undeliverable.’ Still others are out of busiess or have been sold."

“We plan to right-size our directory by purging those listings at the end of this week, because we want visitors to our Web site to have the same confidence as readers of our print-version SOURCEBOOK that Web listings, too, are current and accurate,” says Jeff Sloan, the SOURCEBOOK’s editor-in-chief. “But we wanted to give each of them one final opportunity to renew their listing and retain their Showroom at our Web site.”

E-mails warning of the potential for removal of aging listings will go out today.  “Take no chances,” says Musselman. “Respond to our e-mail and get the listing up to date.”

Suppliers unsure whether their company’s Web listing is current can view it at www.compositesworld.com/suppliers/default.aspx.) If there is a check mark by the company name, it has been renewed for 2014. No check mark? That company is at risk of removal. Suppliers whose companies DO NOT have a check mark and who DO NOT receive an e-mailed renewal notice today should contact Musselman immediately at mike@compositesworld.com.

Aging listings that are renewed by Friday, Oct. 11, will be retained on the Web site and SOURCEBOOK editors will do their best to get them incorporated into the print SOURCEBOOK.