SOURCEBOOK 2014: CompositesWorld to begin annual listing campaign this week

Suppliers alerted to update free listings in the composites industry’s most comprehensive B2B buyer’s guide by means of a new and simpler method.

CompositesWorld, the publisher of High-Performance Composites and Composites Technology magazines and the CompositesWorld Weekly e-newsletter, will send out listing update requests this week to more than 2,200 composites industry suppliers, as preparations begin for publication of the SOURCEBOOK 2014 composites industry directory, the composites industry’s premier B2B sourcing guide.

Suppliers who were listed in the SOURCEBOOK (print or online) at any time in the past five years should expect to find an e-mail in their inboxes with “SOURCEBOOK 2014 – Composites Industry Directory Update” in the subject line.

The e-mail will contain a new feature this year — when the recipient opens the e-mail, he or she will see a complete and accurate read out of the company’s current online SOURCEBOOK listing. If that read out is still correct, the company representative will be able to renew the listing with a single click!

If the listing needs an update, the representative will have the same easy online access to the company’s current online listing form. Once the form has been accessed, the user may correct or update company information and then verify the listing for publication in the 2014 print directory. What’s more, the changes will be reflected immediately in the online listing! And, as always, that means of access can be used at any time during the year, for further online updates.

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

SOURCEBOOK 2014’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.

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“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 2014 print version are automatically included in the online version from the time their completed listings are received. 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 is mailed internationally to subscribers of HPC and CT magazines. Watch CW Weekly for more news on SB 2014.