News Briefs - December 1, 2008

Dec 1, 2000 12:00 PM, By EC&M Staff

BuildPoint Announces Online Catalog
Recognizing the need for specialized e-commerce tools in the commercial construction industry, BuildPoint Corp., Redwood City, Calif., recently launched a "click and buy" online catalog. This transactional catalog claims to save contractors and suppliers time and money by expediting purchasing activities and streamlining business processes. Contractors can search specialized sections that include more than 1.6 million electrical, mechanical, and HVAC products, verify availability, and click on products to automatically generate and send product lists, request for quotes, and purchase orders. For more information, visit or e-mail

TradePower Launches B2B Digital Market
To simplify procurement processes and improve business efficiency, TradePower, Linthicum Heights, Md., launched its B2B digital marketplace and integrated supply chain solution for the construction industry. This site claims to enhance information exchange and the purchase and sale of construction supplies for contractors and suppliers by linking to distributors and contractors' existing desktop management systems. TradePower's partnerships with BuildNet and Timberline Software Corp., and a distributor agreement with Dexter`Chainey, provide customers with powerful e-commerce services. For more information about this Web tool, visit