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Industrial Search Site Meets Needs of Buyers and Sellers

Thomas Industrial Network, Inc., a leading online provider of Internet sourcing
and marketing solutions for industrial buyers and sellers, today announced the
official integration of Thomas Register of American Manufacturers
( into its new Website, brings together two recognized, leading industrial sites -
Thomas Register of American Manufacturers and Thomas Regional Buying Guides
- into one powerful industrial search engine that enables industrial buyers to find the
exact products and companies they need quickly and easily, and connects 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.

The design of is based on fulfilling the needs of both industrial
buyers and sellers. The Website offers important features and functionality, including:

-- Local search - allows industrial buyers to find the right suppliers, distributors and
service companies they need, whether that's across town or across the country.

-- Industrial focus - the editorial content is 100% industrial including manufacturers,
distributors and service providers.

-- In-depth content, industrial-specific, detailed technical information - over 20
million CAD drawings, access to over 650,000 distributors, manufacturers and
service companies classified in over 67,000 product and service categories.

-- Customization - the ability to modify search results, save profiles, and e-mail
potential suppliers.

-- The latest industrial product news, customizable by category.

-- An integrated search technology platform that connects buyers to the relevant
and deep 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.

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. Sellers are matched to prospective customers at the critical
moment these companies are making a buying decision.

ABOUT THOMASNET.COM(TM), powered by Thomas Register(R) and Thomas Regional(R), brings together industrial buyers and suppliers on a national, regional, and local level. For industrial buyers, is an industrial search engine that provides one source for finding the exact product, service, or supplier they need - at the exact time they need it. also gives buyers direct access to the detailed information they need to make a purchasing or specifying decision, including line-item product details, CAD drawings, and more. For industrial suppliers, is a leading provider of Internet marketing solutions. The company helps suppliers grow their business online by driving qualified industrial traffic to their Websites, and converting that traffic into customers.'s complete range of online catalog, e-commerce, and CAD solutions help suppliers deliver the detailed information buyers expect on the Web. is brought to you by Thomas Industrial Network, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Thomas Publishing Company, LLC.

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