Catalog Data Solutions Selected by Northwestern Tools for Online CAD Downloads
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Catalog Data Solutions Selected by Northwestern Tools for Online CAD Downloads

San Jose, CA, June 30, 2009. Catalog Data Solutions (CDS), a leading provider of online solutions for industrial suppliers, today announced that Northwestern Tools, Inc. has implemented its CAD Download solution to present and download product CAD models from

The new website was developed by Reid Supply Company and Northwestern Tools to provide designers direct access to a complete line of spring and ball plungers - spring plungers, ball plungers, hand retractable, press fits, modified standards, or complete specials, whatever your requirements.

“Adding CAD Downloads to our web site will save our customers time in specifying and configuring our products for their designs,” said Bob Madewell of Northwestern Tools. “With this CAD support combined with the ease of ordering our products on-line we expect to see an increase in the number of online orders and RFQs.”

“We are delighted to have been selected by Northwestern Tools for our leading online CAD model download solution”, said John Major, CEO Catalog Data Solutions, “online 3D models are an important sales and marketing tool for all industrial suppliers and distributors. With many customers moving from 2D to 3D CAD systems providing online 3D CAD model downloads saves customers time and often ‘locks’ products into a design. Conversely suppliers without 3D models on their website are at risk of losing customers to their competition who do offer 3D models”.
Studies show that over 90% of designers and engineers now use the Internet to locate components for their new designs. Catalog Data Solutions helps industrial suppliers and distributors grow sales and strengthen customer loyalty through interactive online catalogs, ecommerce, 3D CAD model delivery and product configurator solutions.

About Northwestern Tools and Reid Supply Company
Northwestern Tools is a Dayton, Ohio based, family run organization founded in 1942. Reid Supply Company is an industrial distribution company founded in 1948. Northwestern Tools and Reid Supply Company have a combined history of over 100 years in providing our customer's quality American made products. For more information, contact Northwestern Tools at (800) 236-3956 or visit

About Catalog Data Solutions (CDS)
Catalog Data Solutions Inc. is a leading provider of SaaS solutions and consulting services that enable industrial suppliers to achieve a competitive online advantage. Since 2005 Catalog Data Solutions has been a pioneer in providing industrial suppliers with innovative online solutions that enable their products to be found and specified into new engineering designs. Catalog Data Solutions SaaS products help customers to enhance their existing website with enhanced Product Search Catalogs, CAD Drawing Downloads, 3D Visualization, and Product Configuration. The company's customers include more than 50 of the world's leading industrial manufacturers and distributors. Catalog Data Solutions is headquartered in San Jose, CA, USA and can be reached by visiting

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