Chicago -- At this week's National Manufacturing Week '99 trade show, Thomas Regional Directory, New York, and Cahners Business Information, Newton, Mass., announced an alliance between Thomas Regional's maintenance, repair and operations (MRO) supplier directory and Cahners' Industrial Maintenance and Plant Operation
and Plant Engineering
magazines. With the alliance, visitors to either the IMPO
or Plant Engineering
Web sites can access the Thomas Regional directories, which provide a database of more than 180,000 regional suppliers and distributors of plant maintenance supplies and services. The regional buying guides reach more than 750,000 buyers and offer information on more than 500,000 manufacturers.