GlobalSpec, Inc.

GlobalSpec, Inc.

November 09, 2005 09:00 ET

GlobalSpec Announces Strategic Alliance with CLB Media

TROY, N.Y.--(CCNMatthews - Nov 9, 2005) -

Relationship Adds Robust Search Capabilities to Family of Industrial and Manufacturing Web Sites

GlobalSpec (www.globalspec.com), the leading specialized search engine and information resource for the engineering community, today announced a new alliance with CLB Media Inc., one of Canada's top providers of information and marketing services to business professionals throughout various industries, including the industrial / manufacturing sector.

Through this alliance, visitors to seven of CLB Media's industry publication Web sites will benefit from GlobalSpec's powerful search capabilities, allowing them to easily find engineering-specific content via The Engineering Web(SM), more than 200 million pages of relevant technical information powered by GlobalSpec. As part of Phase II, visitors to CLB Media's Web sites will also soon have direct access to the advanced search and content features of SpecSearch®, GlobalSpec's trademarked search technology, giving them the capability to search by specification 87 million parts in 1,250,000 product families from more than 16,000 supplier catalogs.

The CLB Media publications that are part of this agreement include:

Advanced Manufacturing (www.advancedmanufacturing.com) -- exploring the process and integration of advanced manufacturing technologies.

Canadian Electronics (www.electronicsincanada.com) -- serving the Canadian electronics OEM and end-user marketplace.

Design Product News (www.dpncanada.com) -- focusing on the total design engineering function in Canada's OEM, in-plant and user industries.

Manufacturing Automation (www.automationmag.com) -- covering the widespread Canadian industrial market, including manufacturing technologies, products, applications and news.

Metalworking Production & Purchasing (www.metalworkingcanada.com) -- reaching Canada's metalworking marketplace, from machine shops to the largest automobile manufacturing plants.

Plant Engineering & Maintenance (PEM) (www.pem-mag.com) -- catering to manufacturing plant engineers, plant mangers and maintenance managers.

Woodworking (www.woodworkingcanada.com) -- Canada's premiere magazine serving the woodworking industry.

"This relationship is a testament to GlobalSpec's value to technical professionals throughout the industrial and manufacturing sectors," said Scott Virkler, vice president of business development for GlobalSpec. "Our unique, proprietary search tools and deep engineering content will serve to further enrich the content already found within some of CLB Media's most popular industry Web sites, providing an even more valuable user experience."

"CLB Media's objective is to be a key source of indispensable information-driving products and services for our target customers," said Niel Hiscox, vice president, media publishing, CLB Media Inc. "The addition of GlobalSpec's search technology to our Web sites will help us continue to deliver superior online solutions that our users are looking for."

About CLB Media Inc.

CLB Media Inc. is one of Canada's leading providers of information and marketing services to business professionals in a number of industry sectors. CLB Media's media properties include more than 20 business-to-business publications, Web sites and a range of services including custom publishing, business lists, research, web development and industry events.

CLB Media is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Canada Law Book Inc., a leading provider of information-driven services and solutions serving Canadian professionals since 1855.

About GlobalSpec, Inc.

GlobalSpec, Inc. is the leading specialized information resource for the engineering community. Engineers and technical buyers regularly use GlobalSpec in their work process to search for and locate products and services, learn about suppliers and access comprehensive technical content on standards, patents, materials properties, specifications, designs, application notes and more. GlobalSpec's trademarked search technology, SpecSearch®, allows users to search by specification more than 87 million parts in 1,250,000 product families from more than 16,000 supplier catalogs. Suppliers representing their products and services on GlobalSpec gain a comprehensive marketing program designed to promote their brand and generate, track and manage highly-qualified sales leads. Information about GlobalSpec can be found at http://www.globalspec.com.

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

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