GlobalSpec Signs With Plant Services

Dec 16, 2004

GlobalSpec, the leading specialized search engine and online resource for engineers and technical buyers, announced its partnership with Putman Media, a leading publisher of eight trade magazines and a readership 500,000 strong. Putman Media is adding SpecSearch, GlobalSpec's trademarked search technology, to six of its publications' Web sites to allow online visitors to search by detailed specification more than 75 million parts in 1,200,000 product families from more than 12,000 supplier catalogs.

Engineers and technical specifiers 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 SpecSearch, allows users to search by specification more than 75 million parts in 1,200,000 product families from more than 12,000 supplier catalogs.

 “I’ve never seen a quicker or more comprehensive way to find the exact plant component you need,” said Paul Studebaker, editor in chief, Plant Services. “I’m thrilled to be able to bring the power of GlobalSpec’s SpecSearch to our readers who visit”

 Putman publications where SpecSearch will be found are:

Plant Services ( - promoting excellence in maintenance, repair and operations and to empower MRO professionals responsible for optimizing plant productivity and profitability.

Chemical Processing ( - focusing exclusively on serving engineering designing and operating plants in the chemical industry.

Control ( - dedicated to the end-user market for instrumentation and controls in the process industries.

Control Design ( - catering to the control and instrumentation needs of industrial OEMs.

Food Processing ( - reaching influential buyers in all major job functions and important food categories.
Pharmaceutical Manufacturing ( - focusing on the complexities and issues surrounding profitable drug manufacturing.

"This partnership is an endorsement of GlobalSpec's value to the engineering community," said Scott Virkler, vice president of business development at GlobalSpec. "With the addition of SpecSearch, Putman is able to better satisfy user needs by providing parametric search - their preferred way to search."
"Putman continues to be innovative in our approach to providing media services and solutions that make a difference to our customers and the many communities we serve," said Mark Harling, vice president, business development, Putman Media. "The specialized search that GlobalSpec provides is something our users have been asking for and this is wonderful way for us to meet the need."

Based in the Chicago suburb of Itasca, Ill., Putman Media ( is a business-to-business publisher serving the global manufacturing community through a variety of print magazines, websites and events.

GlobalSpec, Inc. is the leading specialized search engine and information resource for the engineering community. Information about GlobalSpec can be found at GlobalSpec and SpecSearch are registered trademarks of GlobalSpec, Inc.