Debuts to Meet Needs of Industrial Buyers and Sellers, integrated into new Web site; benefits touted for buy and sell sides, integrated into new Web site; benefits touted for buy and sell sides

New York, NY  February 8, 2005  Thomas Industrial Network, an online provider of Internet sourcing and marketing solutions for industrial buyers and sellers, has integrated Thomas Register of American Manufacturers ( into its new Website, brings together two industrial sites  Thomas Register of American Manufacturers and Thomas Regional Buying Guides  into one industrial search engine designed to help industrial buyers find the products and companies they need, and to connect sellers with qualified potential customers.

The industrial marketplace is a prime example of buyer demand for content specific Web-based information. The demand for detailed product specifications, parts, drawings and company descriptions on the Internet creates the need for an extraordinary amount of information organized and categorized in a manner that is both logical and easy for the potential buyer to find.

Thomas said that the design of is based on fulfilling the needs of both industrial buyers and sellers. The Web site offers such features and functionality as local search, allowing industrial buyers to find the suppliers, distributors and service companies they need, whether they're across town or across the country, and industrial focus, with the editorial content covering manufacturers, distributors and service providers.

In addition, the site offers more than 20 million CAD drawings and access to over 650,000 distributors, manufacturers and service companies classified in over 67,000 product and service categories. Customization capabilities provide the ability to modify search results, save profiles and e-mail potential suppliers.

The site also provides industrial product news, customizable by category, and an integrated search technology platform designed to connect buyers to the relevant industrial information they seek online.

"Industrial buyers benefit from the integration of these features into a single destination site for industrial sourcing and specifying where they can find exactly what they want, who can supply it and initiate contact," Thomas said in announcing the site.

Sellers benefit because they can be discovered by large numbers of qualified industrial buyers quickly and easily, and can present the information needed to facilitate a sale, according to Thomas. "Sellers are matched to prospective customers at the critical moment these companies are making a buying decision," Thomas said.

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