BuildPoint To Provide Largest Online CatalogAspect Development Inc. will partner with BuildPoint Corp. to provide the industry's largest online catalog featuring more than 2 million product SKUs. The agreement will also form the industry's largest supplier network.
n other BuildPoint.com news, the company exceeded $4 billion in volume and has launched its
Financial Marketplace to help simplify the process of loan origination for the building industry.
Buzzsaw.com Connects To Product LibraryOnline trading exchange, Buzzsaw.com, will connect electrical, mechanical and plumbing product catalogs from ec-Contents's Building Essentials Content Library. It represents more than 1,300 manufacturers and will provide customers with online access to a complete array of plumbing products.
Barnett Partners With BuildscapeBarnett Inc., a leading direct marketer of plumbing and maintenance products, announced an alliance with Buildscape Inc., an Internet-based B2B marketer of building materials. The alliance will provide builders instant access to its line of exclusive brand products by logging onto www.buildscape.com.
Hackney Develops Vehicle Web SiteHackney and Sons Inc.'s new Web site, hackneyplumbing.com, features vehicle specifications, a photo gallery and a state-of-the-art walk through tour. In the gallery, visitors will find plumbing trucks currently being used by Hackney customers. One of the future goals for the site is to allow customers to purchase stock inventory online.
New Plumbing Job SitePlumbingcareers.com recently launched its industry-specific Web site for publishing job openings and resumes online. The site allows users to post an ad or resume without the continuous need to surf the site for new material. An e-mail notification to both parties is sent when a match is found between a vacancy and candidate. It also offers a state-by-state listing of licensing requirements for plumbers and a Bargain Basement where overstock and dead inventory can be advertised.
ProcureZone.comOpens Global Web SiteProcureZone.com launched its global e-procurement site, which forecasts savings of more than 10 percent on purchases of engineering equipment and commodities. It provides a complete spec library and interactive forms to create data sheets for any application. Users may locate suppliers and purchase construction equipment from hundreds of thousands of buyers and suppliers worldwide.
BidBuyBuild.com LaunchedGeared for commercial and industrial mechanical, electrical and plumbing contractors, BidBuyBuild.com is the first construction Web site where contractors can submit RFQs, receive bids and generate POs online. Contractors can send RFQs to multiple manufacturers simultaneously rather than one at a time and all information can be stored in a secure, private account that can be viewed anytime the contractor logs on.
Instant Web Sites For K&B DealersA new service from 20-20 Technologies can generate hot leads from the Web for kitchen and bath dealers seeking an online presence. The Online Kitchen & Bath Studio provides an instant Web site designed to increase a dealer's visibility and increase sales. After consumers design their new kitchen online, an electronic file is sent to the dealer along with their phone numbers. A dealer can finish the design, generate an instant price and close the sale.
Accela.com Plans For Construction e-MarketplaceA leader in permit automation, Accella.com plans to deliver a contractor to supplier e-marketplace and a way for government agencies to offer completely automated and interactive online permitting. This site will allow the government to move at the speed of business.
Encompass To Streamline Online ServicesWith the help of FacilityPro.com, Encompass Services Corp. will use a more efficient procurement process, centralize its purchasing information and aggregate spending to lower its material costs. The investment will allow the company to use the Internet to obtain cost-savings and process improvements across its 200-plus operating locations.
Mike Callahan Joins eCaribou.com BoardWith more than 30 years experience owning, consulting and overseeing the training and development for heating and cooling service companies, Mike Callahan, former executive vice president and member of the senior management team for Group Maintenance America Corp., has joined the eCaribou.com Board of Directors.
Callahan joined GroupMAC in 1997, where he directed the development and implementation of
training and best business practices for the operating companies. He will be a consultant to the
business development initiatives of eCaribou.com, and will work to develop strategic relationships with
industry leading manufacturers, suppliers and user groups.