New York—ThomasNet.com, an industrial search engine created by Thomas Register, on Tuesday announced the launch of its Business Service Center. The new online destination provides information and guidance on business topics such as employee benefits, equipment financing, Internet marketing and freight services. For employee benefits, for example, ThomasNet enlisted Genworth Financial’s employee benefits group to address frequently asked questions. The specific business areas covered in the service center were determined by a 2004 ThomasNet survey of 2,500 industrial businesses. Employee benefits and equipment financing were cited as the top two challenges for businesses.