New, Re-Designed Norton/Merit Metal Fabrication eCatalog Offers Fast, Easy Access to Product Selection


WORCESTER, MA, USA - Saint-Gobain Abrasives (April 5, 2011) - Norton, the world's largest abrasives manufacturer and leader in metal fabrication abrasive products for over 125 years, has announced a completely re-designed Norton/ Merit welding and metal fabrication eCatalog. For quick, efficient access to product selection, the new design provides user-friendly navigation and a streamlined selection of the most popular products. The new catalog is available online at www.nortonindustrial.com, and will also be available soon in print.

Featuring a comprehensive selection of metal fabricating abrasive products from both the Norton and Merit lines, the eCatalog's use of consistent elements, charts and selection tools creates a layout that provides users an easy-to-navigate online experience. Due to the inclusion of Merit and other products, the catalog has expanded by over 50%. The electronic catalog will receive quarterly updates for new product additions and changes to existing lines, offering the latest product information and specifications. The eCatalog will also include accompanying eLearning modules.

"People expect quick, straight forward access to up-to-date information about the products and services they are interested in," said Mr. David Long, Director of Marketing, Strategy and Marketing Information at Saint-Gobain Abrasives. "Online access enables this, and Norton's new eCatalog will help users quickly hone in on the right abrasives product for their application."

For more information about the new Norton / Merit eCatalog, please contact David Long at (508) 795-4435 or david.long@saint-gobain.com.

About Saint-Gobain
Norton is a brand of Saint-Gobain. With more than 1,000 subsidiaries in 59 countries, Saint-Gobain (http://www.saint-gobain.com/en) is the world's largest manufacturer and distributor of building materials, and a leader in the production of high performance materials, glass containers and abrasives. Founded in 1665 and headquartered in Paris, Saint-Gobain had worldwide sales of $52.7 billion in 2009 and employs approximately 209,000 people. In the United States and Canada, Saint-Gobain employs approximately 19,000 people, and had sales of $6.8 billion in 2009. The company has approximately 150 manufacturing plants and more than 150 distribution outlets throughout North America.

Editorial Contact: Michael McCue
McCue & Associates LLC
(978) 733-1353
mmccue@mccueassociates.com

Saint-Gobain Contact: David Long
Saint-Gobain Abrasives, Inc.
(508) 795-4435
david.j.long@saint-gobain.com

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