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. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20000718/NYTU066LOGO ) "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 http://www.vertacross.com. 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 http://www.globalspec.com. GlobalSpec.com(R) and SpecSearch(SM) are registered marks of GlobalSpec.com, Inc. in the United States.