GlobalSpec Surpasses Six Million Registered Users

Milestone Represents 20 Percent Growth over 2009

East Greenbush, NY – (Business Wire) 9/21/2010 – GlobalSpec (www.globalspec.com), the leading specialized search engine, information resource, e-publishing and online events company for the engineering, industrial and technical communities, today announced it has exceeded six million registered users. This milestone reinforces the company's industry-leading position as "the place" for engineers and industrial professionals to conduct essential work-related tasks more efficiently.

Over the past 18 months, GlobalSpec's worldwide base of registered users increased by one million, growing from five million users in February 2009 to its current level of more than six million. Visitors to www.globalspec.com register in exchange for access to detailed information on more than 153 million product parts in 2.3 million product families from more than 36,000 OEM and distributor catalogs, all searchable by specification. GlobalSpec users can easily locate products, components and services from manufacturers, distributors and service providers, comparing product specs and supplier alternatives. Industrial marketers benefit from targeted media solutions that provide highly qualified sales leads, Web traffic, product promotion and brand exposure.

"This milestone represents a significant achievement in maintaining and growing our base of registered users, an accomplishment of some note given the hard recession that has affected the manufacturing/industrial sector over the past two years," said GlobalSpec Chairman and CEO Jeffrey M. Killeen. "We're continuing to grow at a rate of 80,000 new registered users per month. This growth serves to further validate our role as the specialized search engine of choice in the global engineering and manufacturing community."

To provide its registered user base with even more value, GlobalSpec introduced a complete series of online, interactive events for the B2B industrial marketplace in 2009.

Attendees at the complimentary events learn about new products, technology and applications from leading manufacturers and gain valuable knowledge on news and developments relevant to their industry and profession – all from their desktops. Participants can attend sessions led by keynote speakers who are experts in their respective industries; experience the latest technology solutions; and participate in live chats with speakers and other attendees. More than 30 events have been scheduled in various engineering, manufacturing and technology-specific fields.

GlobalSpec users have access to various other products and applications designed to help them perform key job tasks accurately and productively. Over 60 product and industry specific e-newsletters are available on a wide range of topics including aerospace technology, alternative and renewable energy, MEMS technology, medical equipment design, and robotics. GlobalSpec also offers The Engineering Web®, a specialized search engine comprised of more than 250 million indexed web pages on technical content, product data sheets, application notes, material properties, patents, standards and scientific information. GlobalSpec's CR4 online community provides a collaborative peer-to-peer user environment to ask questions and discuss issues via forums and blogs in a variety of engineering disciplines.

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, online events, the CR4 peer-to-peer and professional networking site 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 153 million parts in 2.3 million product families from more than 36,000 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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Contact:
Amber Cooleen
Senior Product Marketing Manager
518.238.6647
E-mail: amber.cooleen@ihs.com

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