Company Info


Local Companies

The library maintains files of clippings, from the Racine newspapers, for local companies. Ask at the Reference Desk for this material.

Brief information about area companies may be found in the  Wisconsin Manufacturers and Business Service Directory. These directories have sections arranged alphabetically by city, with companies listed alphabetically by name within each city, and another section that lists companies by product. The current edition is shelved in the Job & Careers Reference Section or at the Adult Services Reference Desk at R/338/W753WMH. Older editions, which may be checked out, are shelved in the circulating Jobs & Careers collection at 338/W753WMH.


American Companies
The following directories give basic information about a variety of companies. They provide addresses and phone numbers, many also include the  company’s product or service, as well as  company officers. Sometimes they include the annual sales, year established, and number of employees.

Ask at Reference Desk
Brands and their Companies

LexisNexis Corporate Affiliations

Jobs & Careers Reference R/338.74/H769
Hoover’s Handbook of American Business
Hoover’s Online
Basic corporate information and basic industry
overviews are available free on this web site.

Reference USA (a web-based database)
Click on “Finding Information”. Click on “Reference USA” link on the left hand side of the screen.  You will need a Racine Public Library card to access this source.

The following sources provide more in-depth financial and historical information about a limited number of companies.
These will provide access to the Ebscohost and ProQuest databases.

The Ebscohost databases include magazine indexes and many full-text articles about business topics and companies. The Corporate ResourceNet database also includes profiles of American and foreign companies.

ProQuest provides indexing and full-text articles from newspapers.


Information About Foreign Companies

LexisNexis Corporate Affiliations

Company profiles for many foreign companies are included in the Ebscohost  Corporate ResourceNet database that is part of BadgerLink (see inside).

Many companies have web sites. You can often find them by typing the company name in a search engine such as Google (