Welcome to the Identifying Companies within an Industry
in Mergent Online tutorial.
Mergent Online has many different types of business information. In this tutorial, we will focus on identifying companies that form a particular industry.
Other tutorials demonstrate how to find other information in Mergent Online.
1. The Mergent Online homepage
appears to the right of these
instructions. Please look at it.
Note that there are two boxes.
As we are looking for companies that form an industry, we will use the right-hand box for this tutorial.
Let's find companies that build new residential housing developments - these builders are known as "operative builders".
If we already knew the NAICS code, we would click the button for NAICS and enter the code in the search box.
For the purpose of this tutorial, however, let's search like we don't know the NAICS code.
In this case, we would still click the "Primary NAICS button, and would then use the "code lookup" link
1. Click "Primary NAICS" button
2. Click "Use code lookup" link
Clicking the "Use code lookup" link has now opened a separate window showing the twenty NAICS sector headings.
We are interested in a a type of builder, so this would be in the "Construction" sector (23).
1. Click the to the left of
Look at the three choices that are presented. We are interested in housing construction, so the only sub-sector that makes sense is the "Construction of buildings" sub-sector
2. Click the to the left of
"Construction of buildings"
We are interested in residential housing, so
3. Click the to the left of
"Residential Building Construction" will appear again as an industry group -
4. Click the to the left of
You now see "New Housing Operative Builders". Notice that there is no to the left of it. You have finally gotten to the industry level.
Notice also how the numerical NAICS code has expanded to the full six digits as you selected the more specific industry level. The six-digit NAICS code for our industry "New Housing Operative Builders" is 236117.
1. Click "New Housing Operative
Clicking "New Housing Operative Builders" flips you back to the Mergent search screen; the NAICS code 236117 will automatically appear in the search box.
2. Click "Search"
You have now arrived at the list of companies that form NAICS industry "New Housing Operative Builders", NAICS code 236117.
This page indicates the following-
You can rearrange the order of the list by clicking on the arrows next to each heading.
You can access the full information for each company by clicking on the company link.
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