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People-Powered Industrial Marketplace Helps Buyers Zero In, Suppliers Stand Out


June 1, 2016
By Business Wire News

EVANSTON, Ill.

MNI, the nation’s oldest and largest compiler of manufacturing data, has announced the launch of its new industrial marketplace IndustryNet® (http://industrynet.com). IndustryNet, which helps buyers find industrial suppliers, now also provides suppliers with unique listing pages to better promote their products and services, and offers a spectrum of business resources, bringing together all aspects of industrial marketing, sourcing, prospecting, site selection, and research under one roof.

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MNI, the nation's oldest and largest compiler of manufacturing data, has announced the launch of Ind ...

MNI, the nation’s oldest and largest compiler of manufacturing data, has announced the launch of IndustryNet, its new industrial marketplace which connects industrial buyers and suppliers. (Graphic: Business Wire)

More than 420,000 suppliers selling products and services across the entire supply chain are currently listed on IndustryNet. Industrial buyers may set up a free account, create a list of potential suppliers from more than 10,000 product and service categories, request competitive quotes, upload specifications, and more.

For suppliers, the reimagined site grants each company a unique listing page, with the opportunity to upload cover art and company logos; social media, web, and email links; company videos, catalogues, photos, and more. A sample listing may be seen here: Each company listing is “people-powered”: researched, verified and kept up-to-date by MNI’s 80-person research team.

“Development of this new version of IndustryNet centered completely around the end user, meaning the industrial buyer who is using the site to locate qualified suppliers,” said Scott Kartsounes, MNI’s Chief Technology Officer. “To that end, we built a simple-to-use yet incredibly powerful user interface that allows buyers to zero-in on suppliers that can fit their exact specifications through the use of filters. In addition to searching by product or service and location, buyers can also now find suppliers by company type, ISO certifications, type of ownership, areas of distribution, and much more.”

The redesigned site will also offer the following resources:

  • A news release section for businesses to post press releases.
  • A trade show board, allowing users to post and search for upcoming trade shows.
  • An expansion and relocation guide.
  • A used machinery section for companies to buy or sell used parts/equipment.
  • A job board, for users to post and review job openings.

ABOUT MNI: Established in 1912, MNI is the nation’s oldest and largest compiler of industrial information. MNI offers a variety of tailored solutions to help customers connect with 420,000 manufacturers and suppliers, from print directories to online subscriptions to marketing solutions. MNI’s 80-person research team collects, verifies, and updates profiles on every manufacturer in the U.S. For more information, contact MNI at 847-864-7000. http://mni.net.

MNI
Jennifer Ratcliff, 847-864-9440 ext. 241
jratcliff@mni.net