Manufacturers' News, Inc. (MNI) based in Evanston, Illinois, is the nation's oldest and largest compiler and publisher of state manufacturers directories and databases. Our flagship publication, the Illinois Manufacturers Directory, dates back to 1912. Over the past century we have expanded our research and product line to the point where we now produce industrial directories and databases for all 50 states. MNI is the one-stop source for information on American manufacturers -- the largest purchasing group in America.
Our 80-person editorial staff scours yellow pages, chamber of commerce lists, trade journals, newspapers, financial reports, and hundreds of other sources to pinpoint every manufacturing establishment in all 50 states. Then each manufacturer is contacted by phone and asked up to thirty questions. Once a listing has been established, each manufacturer is updated annually with a mid-year mailing address update to ensure the accuracy of our profiles. We make over one million phone calls and send out over a half million questionnaires each year to ensure that our information is up-to-date.