SOURCEBOOK 2013: CompositesWorld to begin annual listing campaign

Suppliers alerted to update free listings in the composites industry’s most comprehensive B2B buyer’s guide.

CompositesWorld, the publisher of High-Performance Composites and Composites Technology magazines and the CompositesWorld Weekly e-newsletter, will send out listing update requests to more than 2,200 composites industry suppliers this month, as preparations begin for publication of the SOURCEBOOK 2013 composites industry directory, the composites industry’s premier B2B sourcing guide.

SOURCEBOOK 2013’s managing editor Mike Musselman emphasized that a free directory listing is available to any company that supplies materials, machinery and other goods and/or services to composite parts manufacturers. In addition, a free listing also is available to any educational institution that offers composites-related training or coursework.

Suppliers who were listed in the 2012 SOURCEBOOK should expect to find an e-mail in their inboxes with “SOURCEBOOK 2013 – Composites Industry Directory Update” in the subject line.

The e-mail message will contain a link to the SOURCEBOOK’s online listing form, plus a company identification code and password that gives the recipient online access to the company’s current online listing. Once the form has been accessed, the user may correct or update company information and then verify the listing for publication in the 2013 print directory. What’s more, the changes will be reflected immediately in the online listing.

“The ID and password protect the company’s listing from unauthorized access, but it does more than that: If the recipient keeps the link, ID and password on file, he or she can use it anytime during the year to update the listing — as often as necessary — at no charge,” says SOURCEBOOK editor-in-chief Jeff Sloan. “This permits company’s to ensure their online listings immediately reflect any changes made at the company.”

Those companies not currently listed may request a link to a new listing form by e-mailing company contact information (company name, address, phone, fax, e-mail and Web address), plus the name and e-mail address of the person who should receive the link, to mike@compositesworld.com. (Unsure whether you company is listed or not? You may check to see if your company has an existing listing by visiting www.compositesworld.com/suppliers/default.aspx.) “We’ll set the new listing up and then send the designated contact person a link to the listing within 48 hours,” says Musselman, adding, “All companies who submit a new listing for the SOURCEBOOK 2013 print version are automatically included in the online version from the time their completed listings are received and reviewed by our staff. So they need not wait until the print version is published for their updated listing to reach the industry.”

The print version of the SOURCEBOOK will be mailed internationally to subscribers of HPC and CT magazines. Watch the CW Weekly for more news on SB 2013.