San Jose, CA, September 10, 2008. Catalog Data Solutions (CDS), a leading provider of online solutions for industrial suppliers, today announced that Charlotte Pipe and Foundry has selected its Online Catalog and CAD Download solution to present and download AutoCAD MEP CAD models online.
Charlotte Pipe and Foundry is the nation's leading maker of cast iron and plastic pipe and fittings. “Adding a digitally searchable catalog and CAD Downloads to our web site will save our customers time in drawing and specifying pipe fittings,” said Brad Muller, [Vice President, Marketing, Charlotte Pipe and Foundry. “As a result we expect to see an increase in the number of online sales leads and RFQs.”
“We are delighted to have been selected by Charlotte Pipe for our leading online CAD model download and digital Catalog 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 often ‘locks’ products into a design so suppliers later benefit from the sales success of that 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 Charlotte Pipe and Foundry
Charlotte Pipe and Foundry is the nation's leading maker of cast iron and plastic pipe and fittings. Its offers the industry's broadest product range of standard and specialty DWV products and is the only manufacturer that offers a system of ABS, PVC, CPVC, cast iron, FlowGuard Gold®, and ChemDrainT pipe and fittings for residential and commercial plumbing systems and industrial applications. Charlotte Pipe and Foundry is headquartered in Charlotte , NC, and has six plant locations across the United States. For more information, contact Charlotte Pipe and Foundry at 800-438-6091or visit
About Catalog Data Solutions (CDS)
Founded in 2005 with headquarters in San Jose, CA and a local sales office in Boston, MA Catalog Data Solutions enables industrial suppliers to convert more of their website visitors into customers. CDS interactive online solutions streamline sales of standard components and complex industrial products. CDS online catalog and product configurator deliver the technical information needed for industrial products to be specified into new engineering designs including CAD drawings for standard and configured products. For more information, visit
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