Lamons Gasket Company Selects BuyDesign Configurator from TDCI

Product Configuration Software to Help Streamline Quoting and Ordering for Multiple Product Lines Across 13 Locations

January 18, 2007 - Columbus, Ohio. TDCI, Inc. (TDCI), a leading enterprise software solution provider, announced today that Lamons Gasket Company (Lamons), a TriMas Corporation Company and one of the largest gasket and bolt suppliers in the world, has selected TDCI's BuyDesign® Configurator to provide sales people with guided product configuration capabilities for Lamons' diverse product lines. BuyDesign Configurator will be integrated with Lamons' existing Enterprise Resource Planning system (SyteLine ERP from Infor) to help streamline quoting and order entry processes. It will be deployed at all 14 Lamons company locations in North America. BuyDesign Configurator is a powerful product configuration engine that can be deployed via the web, or as part of either server or desktop-based software applications. Developed on the Microsoft technology platform, it is a component of TDCI's BuyDesign Guided Selling and Configuration solution suite.

"BuyDesign Configurator will greatly simplify the product configuration process for our sales people by presenting various product options along with both visual and textual information to help with the selection process," said David Wiebe, Lamons Chief Information Officer. "At the same time, it will help eliminate order entry errors by ensuring that only valid configurations are selected.

"We picked BuyDesign Configurator over other available products primarily because of its ease of use, and because it has the flexibility to handle all of our product lines with a single, vendor-supported solution," Wiebe added.

Headquartered in Houston, Texas, Lamons Gasket Company serves the refining, chemical, power generation, and pulp and paper industries. Product lines include spiral wound gaskets, heat exchangers, RTJ gaskets, sheet material, fasteners, and hose products. In many cases, engineered products are produced to custom specifications. Major manufacturing facilities are located in Houston, Canada and China. Sales and service facilities are located throughout the U.S. and Canada, with licensees and distributors situated throughout the world.

About TDCI and BuyDesign

TDCI is an enterprise solution provider that specializes in helping manufacturers and their distributors streamline the buying process for customized products. TDCI's BuyDesign software is a comprehensive guided selling and configuration solution developed to help companies increase sales by becoming 'easy to do business with' while improving profitability by reducing order processing time, cost, and errors. BuyDesign provides modular components for guided product selection and configuration, product visualization, quoting and ordering, drawing generation, and status inquiry. It also includes applications for front-end specification capture from within popular design products such as AutoCAD and others. For more information about TDCI and BuyDesign, visit

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