• 2002 Census Bureau Final Reports, Industry Series - Numerous industry reports from the U.S. Census Department. (Requires Adobe Acrobat.)
Anodizing and Electroplating
• Specialized Industrial Directory: Anodizing - A Thomasnet offering, including electropolishing, coating manufacturers (incl Teflon).
• Specialized Industrial Directory: Chromium Plating - From Thomasnet: includes other types of plating as well.
• Specialized Industrial Directory: Electroplatings - Another directory from Thomasnet: this one is of electroplating companies.
Castings and Casting Machinery
• Aluminum Castings - A Thomasnet offerring.
• Casting Industry Suppliers Association - Profiles of companies that make products for the casting industry.
• Specialized Industrial Directory: Casters - Thomasnet Directory of caster manufacturers.
• Specialized Industrial Directory: CNC Machinery Work - From Thomasnet: Includes boring, drilling, grinding, machine work, and CNC software.
Compressors and Blowers
• Specialized Industrial Directory: Air Cylinders - From Thomasnet.
• Specialized Industrial Directory: Blowers - Thomasnet directory of blowers and blower parts: includes compressors and fans.
• Associated Equipment Distributors - Information about companies that distribute construction machinery: Address, phone, fax, number of employees, key personnel and a list of the products they distribute. Also has addresses of branch offices.
• Construction Equipment Online - This site is the internet's home page for Construction Equipment magazine, and thus it has a lot of information about the goings-on in the construction machinery industry.
Gears and Gear Machinery
• The Gear Industry -
Profiles of companies involved in the gear industry. Organized by activity: does not appear to be comprehensive, but the profiles they do provide are fairly long.
• Industrial Heating - Website of "The International Journal of Thermal Technology."
• Industrial Heating Equipment Association -
Profiles of industrial heating equipment manufacturers: name, address, phone, fax, description of business activities and products.
HVAC (incl. Boilers)
• Air Cleaning, Purifying and Monitoring Services - From Thomasnet.
• Air Filters - From Thomasnet.
• Boilers - From Thomasnet.
• Heat Exchangers - From Thomasnet.
Hydraulics and Pneumatics
• Hydraulic Equipment - From Thomasnet.
• Hydraulic Hose - From Thomasnet.
• Pneumatic Components, Equipment, Products & Systems - From Thomasnet.
Material Handling and Bulk Handling Equipment
• Bulk Online -
Profiles of companies that process and handle bulk powders and solids. Some companies have only basic contact information, others are more detailed.
• Conveyor Belting - From Thomasnet.
• Conveyor Systems - From Thomasnet.
• Hoists - From the Thomas Regional Editions, this specialty directory contains information about companies that make hoists, lifts, and other lifting equipment.
• Industrial Scales - From Thomasnet. Covers all kinds of scales, including postal, truck and precision scales.
• Material Handling Equipment - From Thomasnet.
• AC Motors - From Thomasnet.
• Offshore Technology - Website for the offshore oil and gas industry. Contains profiles of hundreds of companies involved with offshore technology. The profiles are essentially homepages (as they appear to be written by the companies themselves).
Pumps, Valves and Actuators
• Ball Valves - From Thomasnet.
• Centrifugal Pumps - From Thomasnet.
• Flow Meters - A Thomas Register Directory of companies that manufacture flow meters, backflow prevention devices, hydrometers, meters, flow and metering pumps and control, float and flow control valves.
• Screw Machine Products and Turned Parts - From Thomasnet. Includes electric discharge machines, spindles, and grinders.
• Coil Springs - A Thomasnet offering, this one is for manufacturers of Springs.
• IMTS.com - Website for the International Manufacturing Technology Show. The next event is scheduled for September 8-13, 2008. The website also contains industry news, links to other industry events and the most current report on U.S. Machine Tool Consumption.
• Association of Vacuum Equipment Manufacturers Intl - Contains detailed profiles of companies within this industry: History, product lines, markets, key products, etc. Fairly detailed profiles.
Wire and Cable Machinery
• Wire and CableTechnology - Good profiles of companies that build wire and cable machinery.
• Hoover's - A snapshot of the Industrial Machinery and Equipment Industry.
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