GlobalSpec Partners with vertacross, inc.

Leading Engineering Site Expands Its Global Presence

With Strategic Partnership

Apr 17, 2001, 01:00 ET from GlobalSpec

    TROY, N.Y., April 17 /PRNewswire/ -- GlobalSpec, the Internet's leading
 product discovery gateway for engineers and other technical buyers, recently
 announced a strategic partnership with vertacross, inc.  vertacross is a B2B
 marketplace dedicated to bringing suppliers and users of automation and
 control products together in one convenient, supplier-neutral venue.  As part
 of the agreement, GlobalSpec's SpecSearch will be available on the vertacross
 web site.  SpecSearch, an innovative search engine, allows engineers to search
 for components using parameters based on engineering specifications; search
 results include only relevant products.
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     "This partnership is strategic for us as it increases the exposure of the
 GlobalSpec product line to the European engineering community," said John
 Schneiter, co-founder and Chairman of GlobalSpec.  "Our relationship with
 vertacross further demonstrates our commitment to be the premier engineering
 resource for users worldwide."
     "Our partnership with GlobalSpec is an example of how vertacross continues
 to build and expand its value offering," said Marcus Boerkei, President and
 CEO of vertacross, inc., based in Research Triangle Park, NC.  "It provides an
 easy way to review and compare detailed product specifications and reinforces
 vertacross' vision to be the 'go to' site for users and specifiers of
 automation and control solutions."
     About vertacross
     vertacross, inc. offers a supplier-neutral business-to-business online
 marketplace for the automation and control industry, designed to support the
 customer-from planning to purchasing.  Serving as a comprehensive industry web
 resource, vertacross delivers the latest and most relevant industry
 information, products, contacts and news.  The company maintains NAFTA
 headquarters in Research Triangle Park, N.C. and the European Community
 headquarters in Nuremberg, Germany.  To learn more information about
 vertacross, inc., visit
     About GlobalSpec
     GlobalSpec, the first Web-based, centralized engineering design gateway,
 connects engineers and technical buyers with the products and manufacturers
 they need based on engineering specifications.  GlobalSpec's SpecSearch(SM) is
 an advanced parametric and universal engineering component search system that
 provides users access to bias-free information from more than 21 million
 product specifications and access to more than 12,000 contactable suppliers
 arranged in more than 1,600 product areas.  Information about GlobalSpec and
 its services can be found at and SpecSearch(SM) are registered marks of, Inc. in the United States.

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