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Manufacturers' News, Inc.

Phone: (847) 864-7000Fax: (847) 332-1100View Additional Phone Numbers1633 Central St, EvanstonIL 60201-1569 Send email to Manufacturers' News, Inc.http://www.manufacturersnews.comView Additional Web Addresses

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Manufacturers' News, Inc. is not BBB Accredited.

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Reason for Rating

BBB rating is based on 16 factors. Get the details about the factors considered.

Factors that lowered Manufacturers' News, Inc.'s rating include:

  • 49 complaints filed against business
  • Business has failed to resolve underlying cause(s) of a pattern of complaints.

Factors that raised Manufacturers' News, Inc.'s rating include:

  • Length of time business has been operating.
  • Response to 49 complaint(s) filed against business.
  • Resolution of complaint(s) filed against business.
  • BBB has sufficient background information on this business.

Customer Complaints SummaryRead complaint details

49 complaints closed with BBB in last 3 years | 13 closed in last 12 months
Complaint TypeTotal Closed Complaints
Advertising / Sales Issues18
Billing / Collection Issues26
Problems with Product / Service5
Delivery Issues0
Guarantee / Warranty Issues0
Total Closed Complaints 49

Additional Complaint Information

On May 15, 2014 the complaints were reviewed to see if the pattern of complaints continued from October 2013. In all reviewed complaints, consumers continue alleging that the company charged the consumers' business for an unauthorized service, asking for confirmation regarding contact information for the MNI's guide without disclosing that there would be a charge for advertising with them. In multiple cases, the consumers provided the listing confirmation to substantiate that there is no mention of a charge. Moreover, multiple consumers cite MNI stating that they got verbal confirmation for the advertising from somewhere in the consumers' company, but were unable to provide any sort of written order or confirmation.


At this time the BBB deems that Manufacturers' News, Inc failed to alleviate the pattern of complaints and will continue to monitor complaints against the business.

Customer Reviews Summary Read customer reviews

0 Customer Reviews on Manufacturers' News, Inc.
Customer Experience Total Customer Reviews
Positive Experience 0
Neutral Experience 0
Negative Experience 0
Total Customer Reviews 0

Additional Information

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BBB file opened: 01/01/1975Business started: 01/01/1912
Contact Information
Principal: Mr. Thomas G. Dubin (President/CEO)Mr. George Kartsounes (COO)
Business Category

Publishers - Directory & Guide, Manufacturers & Producers

Alternate Business Names
Illinois Manufacturers Directory
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