• 2002 Census Bureau Final Reports, Industry Series - Numerous industry reports from the U.S. Census Department. (Requires Adobe Acrobat.)
• American Architectural Manufacturers Association -
Industry association for manufacturers of exterior building products, their web site has a very extensive list of members, with address, phone/fax, contact and product information. You can search by
name of the company or product.
• Elevator World -
Has a search engine of former articles from the magazine, and a database of companies that operate in the elevator industry.
• Engineering News-Record - ENR provides the news, analysis, commentary and data that construction industry professionals need to do their jobs more effectively. Products include a weekly magazine with 71,000 paid subscribers, a website with 88,000 unique visitors a month and a series of in-person events.
• MBMA - The website of the Metal Building Manufacturers Association (MBMA). The goal is to promote the design and construction of metal building systems in the low-rise, non-residential building marketplace.
Cement and Concrete
• ICR - Website for the International Cement Review.
• World of Concrete - Has industry reports about the concrete industry.
• 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.
• Yahoo News: Cement - Most recent news from companies in the industry and for the industry. From Yahoo news: offers Reuters, Business Wire and PR Newswire.
• Yahoo News: Heavy Construction - Most recent news from companies in the industry and for the industry. From Yahoo news: offers Reuters, Business Wire and PR Newswire.
• Yahoo News: Residential Construction - Most recent news from companies in the industry and for the industry. From Yahoo news: offers Reuters, Business Wire and PR Newswire.
• Specialized Industrial Directory: Fiberglass Products - From Thomas Publishing, the same company that published the Thomas Register. This directory is just fiberglass products.
• Manufactured Housing Institute - The national trade organization representing all segments of the factory-built housing industry.
• Old House Journal - Website for this publication focusing on home restoration.
Lumber and Gypsum
• Gypsum Association - Website for a not-for-profit trade association founded in 1930 to promote the use of gypsum while advancing the development growth, and general welfare of the gypsum industry in the United States and Canada on behalf of its member companies.
• NLBMDA - Website for the National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association.
• Paper Industry Analysis Brief -
Overview of the forest products industry (I.e., paper and lumber), from the Department of Energy. It focuses on energy use by the industry, but also has various statistics about production and consumption.
• Southern Forest Product Association - Website contains a wealth of information about SFPA's activities and programs, along with current industry news.
• Hoover's - A snapshot of the construction and building materials industry.
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