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Original Press Release Offers "Sneak Preview" of Enhanced Product Sourcing and Supplier Discovery Platform at MODEX March 17-20 in Atlanta

Press release date: March 17, 2014

New Features Include Diversity/Quality Application, One of Largest Free Databases of Woman-Owned, Minority, Disadvantaged and Small Businesses

Atlanta, GA —In today’s fast-paced business environment, procurement, supply chain management, and engineering professionals must be able to work efficiently to find the exact products and services they need., industry’s leading product sourcing and supplier discovery platform, recently added content, tools, and powerful new technologies to help these buyers. During MODEX 2014, March 17-20 in Atlanta, GA, the team will give participants a special preview of the newly enhanced platform. New features include’s Diversity/Quality application, one of the largest free databases of woman-owned, minority, disadvantaged and small businesses available. The application also includes suppliers who have earned more than 80 quality certifications such as ISO 9001:2008 and AS9100B. is used by professionals who source material handling; maintenance, repair and operations (MRO); original equipment manufacturer (OEM); and other products and services for their industrial, manufacturing, commercial and institutional businesses. The hallmark of the platform is its 700,000 suppliers with multi-page, information-packed company profiles. Whether they’re searching for conveyors with specific dimensions, material handling equipment manufacturers within a 100-mile radius, ISO certified custom manufacturers, or women- or minority-owned businesses, helps them improve supplier evaluation, short listing and selection. Buyers can also use new smart Request For Information (RFI) forms to advance the procurement process. In addition, the platform offers a groundbreaking Product Sourcing Application which enables buyers to find line item detail on more than 100 million parts. logs nearly two million user sessions each month from Fortune 1000, government/military, small business and institutional buyers who are in a position to positively impact suppliers’ business. To reach these buyers, invites material handling suppliers to build in-depth, multi-page profiles on the platform at no charge.

Content can include links to their product and capability catalogs, diversity/quality certifications, and information on their locations, key contacts, year established, brands distributed or manufactured, financial information, news and more. Suppliers can build their free profiles at is pleased to be exhibiting at this event at the Georgia World Congress Center, Atlanta. Donna Cicale, Director of Marketing Communications and Kristin Carty, Audience Outreach Manager,, will be at Booth #9440 to demonstrate the enhanced platform. Ms. Carty is also available to conduct webinars on for purchasers’ organizations. For more information, please contact her at

About, part of Thomas Industrial Network, Inc. is the Internet’s pre-eminent sourcing and supplier discovery and selection platform for OEM, MRO and other products and services. The platform serves procurement professionals, engineers, plant and facility management and other buyers from corporations, educational institutions, government agencies, the military and small businesses. It also serves manufacturers, distributors, and service companies throughout North America who want to connect and do business with these buyers. Buyers of industrial products and services can connect to ThomasNet News from

Additionally, Thomas Industrial Network includes: the Navigator Platform, a proprietary technology that helps industrial companies leverage their product information and data to increase sales; and Enterprise Solutions that enable companies to create and manage digital product data which can be syndicated to a variety of platforms.


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