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Data Syndication

How To Use CAD Models To Drive Lead Generation

Digitized information can help to make the sourcing process simpler and more efficient — especially for complex industrial parts, ultimately helping manufacturers generate more leads.

Manufacturers are increasingly optimizing their product data offerings with CAD files, drawings and configurable components, differentiating their digital customer experience from their competitors. Why? Because more engineers are downloading CAD files and demanding access to digitized product information in the formats they need to get the job done.

So if you're looking to drive more sales, read on to learn how to provide CAD models from your website.

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Public Relations - Media Relations
Press Release

Why Public Relations Matters To Industrial Companies — And How To Get Started

As companies in the industrial sector look for ways to win new customers and keep the loyal customers they have, they need to find ways to stay top of mind in a competitive landscape. From producing videos, creating valuable guides, to being everywhere your buyers are —  a recognizable brand in addition to those marketing tactics can put you in position to win more business.

Public relations (PR) can help manufacturers boost their brand awareness and drive credibility and sales. Let's outline how you can get started.

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Market Expansion
Business Tips

How To Expand Your Manufacturing Business Into New Markets

American manufacturing is on the upswing. Hiring activity is  at historic highsreshoring is bringing production back to the U.S., and buyers are spending more on new suppliers than they have in recent years.

Business owners continue to be cautious with investments and costs, with good reason. Even as manufacturing and the economy as a whole make gains, the memory of tougher times looms. Fortunately, the digital marketing landscape today allows you to take substantial steps to grow your business and expand into new markets. 

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News Highlight

Top Suppliers on for October 2019

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News Highlight

New Suppliers on for October 2019

At Thomas, we see the landscape of industry changing across North America, with new companies popping up all across the United States and Canada. Every month, our 20+ supplier content team of experts continually adds information on new and changing companies to our database of 500,000+ detailed profiles of North American suppliers to help you easily find the suppliers you need. This is in addition to our database of free CAD files, whitepapers, industrial ebooks and guides, such as our information on the top suppliers of each field. In this peek behind the curtain at Thomas, we've gathered together information on some of the most interesting new suppliers across the platform who have been added over the last month. 

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Grow Room Equipment and Supplies
News Highlight

New and Noteworthy Categories on for October 2019

For the past 120 years, we at Thomas have been helping industry in North America grow. And we grow along with industry. Our expert taxonomy team identifies industry trends and the needs of buyers like you to add new sourcing categories every month to our growing collection of over 70,000 products and services. If you're interested in a peek behind the scenes of how Thomasnet works, we've got the rundown on 11 of our newest and most interesting categories, from soft robotics to biogas. 

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News Highlight

Top 10 Veteran-Owned Suppliers on

Are you looking for more veteran-owned businesses to add to your supply chain? If you are, you're not alone. With detailed information on over 6,300 veteran-owned businesses across our platform of North American suppliers, we see a lot of traffic going to these businesses behind the scenes. We've already covered the list of the top suppliers across all of our 70,000+ categories, but for this post, we're focusing in on the 10 most popular veteran-owned suppliers from across, as measured by engagement metrics over the past month. 

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A Veterans Manufacturing Story
Manufacturing and Industrial

A Veteran's Manufacturing Story

There are an estimated 230,000-245,000 enlisted service members who separate from the military each year. 

More than 70 years ago, Richard McCarthy was in the middle of such a transition. After serving in the Pacific during World War II, the 21-year-old veteran headed back home to Pennsylvania, eager to start the next phase of his life. He not only did that; he started a career, a business, and a legacy for his family.  

Here is his story.

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