Industry-Specific Websites Launched to Enable and Inform Industrial Buyers & Specifiers

Apr 04, 2001, 01:00 ET from The Verdex Group

    NEW YORK, April 4 /PRNewswire/ -- While some industrial websites provide
 news, limited product information, or supplier data, Verdex(TM) has
 successfully launched the first of many web-based "vertical-market
 headquarters" presenting visitors with a comprehensive selection of in-depth
 information. Visitors will find not only daily news related to their
 industries or interests, but detailed product offerings, product data, new
 product information, manufacturing and supply resources -- all in one place to
 save valuable time and effort compared to other sources. This first portal
 addresses the needs of those interested in buying and specifying material
 handling products and services (http://www.materialhandlinghq.com).
     Much more than the common databases that are both familiar and frustrating
 to buyers and specifiers, Verdex HQ's support users efforts from beginning of
 the product specification cycle to the end, leading to local suppliers who can
 quickly deliver the needed product. "HQ's enable specifiers and purchasers to
 quickly and easily define the product or service they need, along with all
 related information from news about a product to where they can procure that
 product," said Frank Russo, Verdex Group's Publisher.  "The HQ's present
 everything a user might need in a particular vertical industry market segment,
 in an easy-to-navigate, user-controlled environment supporting efforts ranging
 from broad-browsing to specificity."
     Upon entering Material Handling HQ, for example, the user is presented
 with more than 50 product categories-from bulk handling systems to racks and
 shelving, and more. Flanked by material handling industry news and tradeshows,
 following the product category takes the visitor to U.S. and non-U.S.
 manufacturers and suppliers of that product, along with the latest product
 news. Russo continues, "As a division of Thomas Publishing Company, Verdex
 brings together industry's most comprehensive and useful information sources-
 such as The Thomas Register of American Manufacturers, Industrial Equipment
 News, and Thomas Regional Buying Guides-through one, easy-to-use interface. To
 that we've added industry news and related events, presenting visitors with
 information depth and breadth that's unmatched anywhere."
     "The bottom line," according to Russo, "is the incredible amount of time,
 money, and effort visitors can save by utilizing our HQ's instead of
 conventional 'piecemeal' resources."
     For more information about Verdex Industry Headquarters online, contact
 Frank Russo at fvrusso@verdex.com.
 
     The Verdex Group is a division of the Thomas Publishing Company.
 Headquartered in New York, Thomas Publishing Company is the world's leading
 provider of industrial product and service information through both print and
 electronic media.  The pioneer of buying guides for all industries, Thomas has
 been bringing buyers and sellers together for the last 100 years.  In addition
 to its website (http://www.thomaspublishing.com), the company publishes 24
 major buying guides, 29 product news magazines, two product information
 exchange services, a factory automation directory, and
 logistics/transportation publications.
 
 

SOURCE The Verdex Group
    NEW YORK, April 4 /PRNewswire/ -- While some industrial websites provide
 news, limited product information, or supplier data, Verdex(TM) has
 successfully launched the first of many web-based "vertical-market
 headquarters" presenting visitors with a comprehensive selection of in-depth
 information. Visitors will find not only daily news related to their
 industries or interests, but detailed product offerings, product data, new
 product information, manufacturing and supply resources -- all in one place to
 save valuable time and effort compared to other sources. This first portal
 addresses the needs of those interested in buying and specifying material
 handling products and services (http://www.materialhandlinghq.com).
     Much more than the common databases that are both familiar and frustrating
 to buyers and specifiers, Verdex HQ's support users efforts from beginning of
 the product specification cycle to the end, leading to local suppliers who can
 quickly deliver the needed product. "HQ's enable specifiers and purchasers to
 quickly and easily define the product or service they need, along with all
 related information from news about a product to where they can procure that
 product," said Frank Russo, Verdex Group's Publisher.  "The HQ's present
 everything a user might need in a particular vertical industry market segment,
 in an easy-to-navigate, user-controlled environment supporting efforts ranging
 from broad-browsing to specificity."
     Upon entering Material Handling HQ, for example, the user is presented
 with more than 50 product categories-from bulk handling systems to racks and
 shelving, and more. Flanked by material handling industry news and tradeshows,
 following the product category takes the visitor to U.S. and non-U.S.
 manufacturers and suppliers of that product, along with the latest product
 news. Russo continues, "As a division of Thomas Publishing Company, Verdex
 brings together industry's most comprehensive and useful information sources-
 such as The Thomas Register of American Manufacturers, Industrial Equipment
 News, and Thomas Regional Buying Guides-through one, easy-to-use interface. To
 that we've added industry news and related events, presenting visitors with
 information depth and breadth that's unmatched anywhere."
     "The bottom line," according to Russo, "is the incredible amount of time,
 money, and effort visitors can save by utilizing our HQ's instead of
 conventional 'piecemeal' resources."
     For more information about Verdex Industry Headquarters online, contact
 Frank Russo at fvrusso@verdex.com.
 
     The Verdex Group is a division of the Thomas Publishing Company.
 Headquartered in New York, Thomas Publishing Company is the world's leading
 provider of industrial product and service information through both print and
 electronic media.  The pioneer of buying guides for all industries, Thomas has
 been bringing buyers and sellers together for the last 100 years.  In addition
 to its website (http://www.thomaspublishing.com), the company publishes 24
 major buying guides, 29 product news magazines, two product information
 exchange services, a factory automation directory, and
 logistics/transportation publications.
 
 SOURCE  The Verdex Group