GlobalSpec Provides Expanded Search Capabilities to appliance DESIGN Web Site

Visitors to applianceDesign.com Now Benefit from Direct Access to Specification-Based Search Technology, The Engineering Web, and Part Number Search Capabilities

Troy, NY - (Business Wire) 2/5/2009 - GlobalSpec (www.globalspec.com), the leading specialized search engine, information resource and e-publishing company for the engineering, industrial and technical communities, today announced that it has entered into a partnership with appliance DESIGN, a magazine devoted to providing solutions for design and engineering teams in the global residential and commercial appliance industry.

Through this relationship, visitors to the appliance DESIGN Web site (www.appliancedesign.com) can search for products and services by specification - more than 180 million searchable product specs in 2.3 million product families from over 24,000 searchable supplier catalogs - or by part number. Additionally, users will benefit from having The Engineering Web® - more than 250 million Web pages consisting of engineering and technical content powered by GlobalSpec - at their fingertips, making it faster and easier for them to search for materials including engineering and technical Web sites and Web pages, part numbers, news, research papers, editorial content, material properties, patents and standards.

"For more than 55 years, appliance DESIGN has been providing valuable information to design engineers throughout the global appliance industry," said Bruce Bergwall, vice president of business development for GlobalSpec. "By making GlobalSpec's search capabilities available to visitors to applianceDESIGN.com, this audience now has the ability to search for products by specification or part number, plus access hundreds of millions of pages of relevant content from the open Web."

"More than 25,000 design engineers rely on appliance DESIGN for information and solutions to key design challenges," said Fern Sheinman, Publisher. "By partnering with GlobalSpec, we are further enhancing appliance DESIGN as a valuable resource for those engineering professionals who design and improve the appliances in the global residential and commercial appliance industry."

About appliance DESIGN
appliance DESIGN is a monthly magazine that goes out to design engineers in the global residential and commercial appliance industry. The magazine reports on new technologies; new materials and components; new developments in standards; industrial design and human factors; and other topics of interest to product designers. Appliance Design is a publication of BNP Media, Troy, MI, which publishes more than 60 business-to-business publications in a diverse array of industries.

About GlobalSpec, Inc.
GlobalSpec, Inc. is the leading specialized vertical search, information services and e-publishing company serving the engineering, technical and industrial communities. GlobalSpec users benefit from domain-expert search engines, a broad range of proprietary and aggregated Web-based content, and more than 60 e-newsletters - helping them search for and locate products and services, learn about suppliers and access comprehensive technical content. SpecSearch®, GlobalSpec's trademarked search technology, allows users to search by specification more than 180 million parts in 2,300,000 product families from more than 24,000 supplier catalogs. For suppliers, GlobalSpec offers highly filtered sales and marketing opportunities, product promotion and brand advertising platforms, including the GlobalSpec Industrial Ad Network, and a wide range of e-media advertising and marketing solutions.

GlobalSpec, SpecSearch, The Engineering Search Engine and The Engineering Web are registered trademarks of GlobalSpec, Inc.

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