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Business Industry Guide: Industrial Testing and Training (as of Summer 2020): Locating Companies

Need to research the industry and market related to industrial testing and training? Use the resources in this guide!

Generate a List of Companies in a Geographic Area Using Reference USA

The resource highlighted below is the top pick for locating businesses in Fultlerton, California -- research anticipated for this particular E2B case. It is not intended to represent all business databases that provide information on private and public companies. For additional resources, please refer to the following two library research pages on Publicly Traded Companies and Privately Held Companies.

Example: I need a list of testing lab businesses in Fullterton, California.

  1. Click on "Search" under U.S. Businesses Databases
  2. Select the Advanced Search tab
  3. Use the left menu to select Business Type>Keyword/SIC/NAICS
  4. Select Search All NAICS
  5. Type in 541380 and click on Show 2-6 Digit Codes
  6. Select 541380 - Testing Laboratories 
  7. Use the left menu to select Geography>City/State and search for Fullterton, CA
  8. Click View Results to see the businesses associated with the industry 

Image of U.S. Businesses Database search with Keyword/NAICS selection

Screenshot of specific NAICS code search for 541380 and directional arrows

Screenshot indicating Geography, City/State selection

Screenshot showing Fullerton, CA search and View Results selection