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Thomas Industrial Network has implemented a new search platform to power its comprehensive online resource for industry.

"Millions of industrial purchasing decision-makers depend on Thomas' robust industrial information," says Eileen Markowitz, president of Thomas Industrial Network. "The scalable search platform solution enables us to quickly retrieve the relevant information ThomasNet.com users need, including detailed product specification information, company information and computer-aided design drawings, enabling them to do their jobs more efficiently."

The Web site features more than 650,000 distributors, manufacturers and service companies in over 67,000 categories. By being part of ThomasNet.com, industrial suppliers make it easier for buyers to find, specify and purchase their products and services online.

Thomas Industrial Network chose FAST Enterprise Search Platform to power its site. The technology provides the company with a 360-degree view of relevant structured data stored in databases, as well as unstructured data in documents, e-mails, presentations, Web pages and others. The solution provides unlimited access to information and scalability in data volume, number of users and freshness of data, according to a recent press release from FAST.

"ThomasNet.com users will greatly benefit from the relevancy of information made available to them from Thomas' massive database of industrial information," says John M. Lervik, CEO of FAST.

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