There's no doubting that Thomas Publishing issues product, service, and supplier information guides for industrial buyers worldwide. The company offers print, CD-ROM, and Web-based content, such as directories, buying guides, product news magazines, software guides, and product information exchanges. Its Thomas Industrial Network subsidiary produces ThomasNet.com, connecting buyers (engineers, facility managers, and purchasers) to sellers (distributors, manufacturers, and service providers) worldwide. Other brands include Inbound Logistics magazine and MADE2SPEC network for custom manufacturers. Thomas Publishing is owned and managed by the family of Harvey Mark Thomas, who founded the company in 1898.