GlobalSpec Tops Five Million Registered User Mark

Latest Milestone for the Industrial Sector Online Leader Represents Growth of One Million Registered Users Over Past 12 Months

Troy, NY – (Business Wire) – 2/26/2009 – 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 exceeded five million registered users, reinforcing its industry position as "the place" for engineering and industrial sector knowledge workers to perform essential work-flow related tasks.

Over the past year, GlobalSpec's worldwide base of registered users has increased by one million, growing from four million registered users in January 2008 to its current level of five million. Visitors to www.globalspec.com register in exchange for access to more than 180 million parts in 2,300,000 searchable product families from over 24,000 supplier catalogs, all searchable by specification. This offers users the ability to easily locate products, components and services from manufacturers, distributors and service providers, while advertisers benefit from targeted media solutions that provide qualified sales leads, Web traffic, product promotion and brand exposure among this audience of industrial professionals.

"Our ability to aggregate five million opt-in registered users represents an achievement of audience-scale creation that is certainly an important milestone for our company," said GlobalSpec Chairman and CEO Jeffrey M. Killeen. "This mark of five million registered users might also be an audience scale milestone within the overall online B2B industrial category as well. We continue to build our registered user base at the ongoing rate of 80,000 per month, which we see as continuous validation of our value proposition to the global engineering and technical community."

In addition to specification-based industrial product search, GlobalSpec offers its users access to other products and applications designed to help them perform key job tasks accurately and productively. More than 60 product and industry specific e-newsletters, with a combined subscription base of over 7.6 million, are available in topics ranging from aerospace technology to alternative power; from MEMS technology to medical equipment design; and from plastics & resins to pneumatics. GlobalSpec also offers The Engineering Web®, a specialized search engine comprised of more than 250 million pages of technical content, including application notes, material properties, patents and standards. Engineering, technical and industrial professionals also have access to GlobalSpec’s CR4 online community, which provides a collaborative environment to ask questions and discuss issues via forums and blogs in a variety of engineering disciplines. Other resources available to globalspec.com visitors include engineering news, product alerts in 132 different categories and part number search.

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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