New Service Fills Information Gap With Early Visibility into Commercial and Residential Development

May 6, 2008

SEATTLE /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Onvia, a leading provider of comprehensive sales intelligence, recently announced that it has broadly expanded its solutions for the construction industry by delivering hard-to-find information on emerging commercial and residential projects nationwide.

Unlike the government purchase opportunities Onvia has traditionally offered, commercial and residential projects typically start out below the radar.

"The new Onvia service eliminates the need to manually search public records," explains Mike Pickett, CEO. "Onvia now notifies architects, engineers, contractors, and suppliers about early-stage projects, including industrial parks, condos, retail developments, and assisted-living facilities, in time for clients to build relationships with decision makers and potential partners."

One of the first companies to sign up for the new service was Long Span Bridge & Culvert, which designs and builds bridge and culvert systems nationwide. Long Span is a division of Lane Enterprises, both headquartered in Camp Hill, PA.

"Private-sector projects are hard to find, and we need to learn about them as early as possible if we want to be part of the project team and get our systems specified," says Kevin McKee, PE, head of operations at Long Span. "The new Onvia service showed me projects I didn't know about and linked them to data on developers and engineers I need to meet. To have all that information available can change the way Long Span develops business."

"Clients have told us the new Onvia service plugs a major information gap in the industry," adds Pickett. "By enlarging the pool of known opportunities, we can help clients sustain revenue growth in a slowing construction market."

About Onvia
Onvia helps businesses achieve a competitive advantage by delivering timely and actionable sales opportunities and information. More than 8,800 subscribers across the United States rely on Onvia as a comprehensive resource for industry-specific information needed to make intelligent sales decisions. Onvia offers unparalleled coverage of government purchasing activity in addition to commercial and residential projects in development for markets such as architecture and engineering, IT/telecom, business consulting services, operations and maintenance, and transportation. Onvia was founded in 1996 and is headquartered in Seattle, WA.

Source: Onvia

For additional information, contact Patricia Clem of Onvia: [email protected].

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