Relationship Adds Valuable Search Capabilities to Leading Industry Web Site for Design Engineers

Cleveland, OH - (Business Wire) - January 17, 2006 -

This relationship enables the 117,000 unique monthly visitors to MachineDesign.com to directly access the advanced search and content features of SpecSearch®, GlobalSpec's trademarked search technology, offering the capability to search by specification 90 million parts in 1.3 million product families from more than 17,000 supplier catalogs. Additionally, MachineDesign.com will provide added value to its users through GlobalSpec's part number search functionality, containing millions of part numbers specific to professionals within the engineering, industrial and technical communities.

"We are pleased to partner with Machine Design, a truly visionary publication with a long-standing reputation as a leader in the field of design engineering," said Scott Virkler, vice president of business development for GlobalSpec. "With the addition of GlobalSpec's robust functionality to MachineDesign.com's impressive suite of offerings, visitors will benefit from even more resources to succeed in their professional endeavors."

"Through our relationship with GlobalSpec, not only are we providing additional value to our users, but to manufacturers and suppliers as well," said Rob Dorfmeyer, group publisher for Machine Design. "Individual advertisers looking to successfully reach an impressive audience of design engineers can ensure that they are prominently placed in front of these visitors at an important time - while they are searching for parts and services."

To visit the GlobalSpec/Machine Design website, visit: productsearch.machinedesign.com


About Machine Design
Machine Design, the leading publication serving design engineers in the OEM, has been providing engineers with the most up-to-date technical information since 1929. It is published 24 times annually and circulated to 180,000 qualified design engineers. Its popular website, www.machinedesign.com, celebrating 10 years of online information sourcing, continues to set the industry standard with superior content and high traffic. The Machine Design brand is rated "most useful" among design engineers and has twice been named to BtoB magazine's Top 50 of the best places to advertise.

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 90 million parts in 1,300,000 product families from more than 17,000 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.