Internet News - October 2000
BuildNet Expands Its TeamBuildNet.com and Timberline, an international software provider for the construction industry, announced an e-commerce partnership. The collaboration lets 125,000 Timberline users link to BuildNet-enabled dealers and suppliers.
In other BuildNet news, Jack Kemp, 1996 Vice Presidential candidate, has joined BuildNet's board of directors. BuildNet also welcomes Elkhart Products Corp., manufacturer of plumbing fittings and tubular products, as a preferred member of the BuildNet E-Building Exchange. Elkhart Products now will sponsor the fittings product category and should be able to offer its product catalogs on the BuildNet e-Building Exchange.
Cephren Expands Cephren Inc. will partner with national trade association American Subcontractors Association to allow members access to Cephren's service base through either organizations Web site.
Collaboration With ASA
NetClerk, Handyman Online Ally NetClerk, a Web-based permit management solution, and Handyman Online, a homeowner service for finding qualified contractors, united to enable Handyman Online's professional members a simpler application process for local building permits. The new service will be offered through NetClerk and Handyman Online's Web sites.
To Streamline Permit Process
Grohe Faucets Available
HomeProject.com Inc., online business and consumer solutions provider, announced an agreement with Grohe America Inc. to put its faucets on its Web site. Customers now can put products in a visual context before making quicker and more effective selections.
E-CityDesk Launches E-CityDesk has joined the residential construction market with its Virtual Distributor, designed for the plumbing industry as well as heating and electrical professionals. Contractors can use search engines and system guides to check out items, search products and review the order status of thousands of products available at the site.
CornerHardware.com Offers CornerHardware.com, a retailer of home improvement products and services, is opening its database of pre-screened professional services, including contractors, to the public. To help customers, CornerHardware.com has joined forces with Handyman Online, ServiceLane and ImproveNet to offer the most comprehensive remodeling project profiles.
Free Screening Service
NationalContractors.com Increases Services With New PartnershipsA collaboration between NationalContractors.com Inc., a global e-market for medium to large construction projects, and LaserDispatch.com, a leading dispatch supplier, allows each group's customers links to the other's services. LaserDispatch.com customers now can obtain pre-screened construction resources and services and NationalContractors.com users can pre-screen subcontractors directly.
In other NationalContractors.com news, the company announced it will launch an online job and resume board with JobMark.com, and employment advertiser. The feature especially is geared toward employees in the residential and commercial construction industry.