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TE-CO Workholding Partners with Thomas Enterprise Solutions to Improve Service and Accelerate Sales

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Press release date: January 28, 2014

World class manufacturer of workholding products leverages technology to streamline the flow of product data and 3-D CAD models

New York, NY —  Thomas Enterprise Solutions (http://www.thomasenterprisesolutions.com/index.html) recently announced a new partnership with TE-CO Workholding (http://www.te-co.com/) to help the company and its distributors improve efficiencies in the flow of product data and grow sales.

Headquartered in Union, Ohio, TE-CO is a leading manufacturer of a diverse line of workholding products used by small machine shops and fortune 100 companies alike. Products include clamping and set-up tools, tooling components, inspection and gaging for CMM applications, spring loaded devices, hoist rings, Toolex vise workholding systems, and tooling plates and columns. TE-CO’s products are used to help manufacture parts that can be found in everything from jets and drones for the military, to surgical instruments and knee and hip replacement parts.

TE-CO wanted to enable their distributors to provide customers with the detailed product data they need, and to represent and sell all of their products. The customers that come to distributors’ websites are usually OEM engineers who need assurance that TE-CO’s products will fit their exact requirements. Working with Thomas Enterprise Solutions, TE-CO is building an extensive library of thousands of detailed product specs along with 3-D CAD models and drawings. 

Thomas is also helping TE-CO to syndicate their product data into their distributors’ systems in the unique formats each distributor requires. These partners can then make this data instantly available for their customers. “Thomas’ service makes it possible for our distributors to now represent 100% of our product line, said Darin Wion, Vice President of Sales and Marketing. “Also, there’s a huge time savings in it for us - freeing up our people to work on more strategic projects,” he added.

“It was shocking how much time was spent manually preparing data for our distributors, not to mention the quality control issues,” said Mr. Wion. “We’re now able to be a better partner to our distributors, offering them the complete breadth of our product line.”

“Distributors tell us that having access to correctly formatted product data from their manufacturers is a big challenge. TE-CO is setting itself apart by making this data available on a turnkey basis,” said Peter Mooney, Director, Thomas Enterprise Solutions.

For more information on Thomas’ Data Syndication services, contact Peter Mooney at pmooney@thomasnet.com.

About Thomas Enterprise Solutions
Thomas Enterprise Solutions is part of Thomas Industrial Network, Inc., an information and technology company that connects manufacturing and industrial buyers and sellers.

Our Enterprise Solutions Group works closely with manufacturers and distributors to effectively manage digital product data across a variety of enterprise-wide systems and sales channels to meet their strategic business needs. Leveraging our proprietary Navigator Platform technology, services include webCAD publishing and product configurator technology. Also, we help syndicate manufacturers’ data and CAD drawings directly to their large distributors and OEM channel partners as well as integrating content into design and sourcing platforms that are part of an organization's daily workflow, from Intergraph SmartPlant 3D for the power, process and marine industries, to Building Information Modeling (BIM) systems for construction of buildings and bridges. For more information, go to www.thomasenterprisesolutions.com.

About TE-CO Workholding
TE-CO was founded in 1926 as a privately owned OHIO corporation located in Union, Ohio.
TE-CO is a leader in workholding technology, which includes clamping and set-up tools, tooling components, inspection and gaging for CMM applications, spring loaded devices, hoist rings, Toolex vise workholding systems, and tooling plates and columns. Their products are available through an international network of industrial distributors. The company is ISO 9001 certified and manufacturing is performed in a modern 75,000 square foot facility.

Processes used to produce TE-CO products are CNC milling, CNC lathes, grinding, punch presses, welding saws, shears and roll threading. For more information call 1-800-543-4071 or visit http://www.te-co.com.


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