MRO Magazine

For our 100th issue, tell us how we’ve helped you

Our next edition, June 2002, will be our 100th since we launched this magazine in December 1985, over 16 years ago. With just six issues a year, it's taken quite a while to reach our centennial issue....


April 1, 2002
By Bill Roebuck, Editor

Our next edition, June 2002, will be our 100th since we launched this magazine in December 1985, over 16 years ago. With just six issues a year, it’s taken quite a while to reach our centennial issue. And although the magazine has evolved significantly since its early days, it still remains structured on the basic foundation of providing practical, useful information to those involved in the maintenance, repair, operation, building and distribution of machinery and equipment in Canadian industry.

Themes such as mechanical power transmission, fluid power, electrical and electronics, shop operations and maintenance management have been mainstays of our content since Day One. Even Mr. O, the Practical Problem Solver character, has been with us steadily since the beginning, sharing reader’s handy tips and advice.

We’ll tell you more about our history in the next issue, but meanwhile, we thought some of you might like to help us celebrate the occasion by sending us a short note about how Machinery & Equipment MRO has had an impact on you over the years. If you’ve picked up a maintenance tip, sourced a product that solved a problem in your operation, read some advice that helped you in your job, or learned something from peers in our case histories, we’d sure like to hear about it. Even if your source of inspiration was our magazine’s website, www.mro-esource.com, we’d like to hear about its effect.

Jot your thoughts down and send them to us any way that’s easy for you — mail, e-mail or fax. We’ll even consider comments written on the back of a napkin. Let us know how long you’ve been reading MRO magazine too.

Meanwhile, to make it worth your while, we’ll come up with a suitable prize for a randomly selected submission or two. Of course, we’ll make it practical and useful, just like we try to make this magazine. The cut-off for entries is Weds., May 15, 2002, at 4 p.m. We look forward to reading your comments.

Contact Bill Roebuck, Editor, by mail at: Machinery & Equipment MRO, 1450 Don Mills Rd., Don Mills, ON M3B 2X7, by fax at 416-442-2214, or by e-mail at broebuck@corporate.southam.ca.