MRO Magazine

More than we appear to be

As we launch the first issue of another year (our 28th), we thought it would be a good time to chat about the close relationship between the print magazine you are holding and our website at mromagazine.com.


As we launch the first issue of another year (our 28th), we thought it would be a good time to chat about the close relationship between the print magazine you are holding and our website at mromagazine.com.

First of all, it might be useful to know that any time you want to look up something you remember reading in MRO Magazine, you can always find a complete digital version of it on our website. On our home page, you’ll see the cover of the current issue and a link to the Digital Edition. Want to look up a previous issue? Just click on Print Archives, and you’ll find digital editions from 2009 to the present, as well as text versions of our issues back to the year 2000.

The same section of our home page also lets you renew your subscription. By renewing annually, it helps keep our list up-to-date and current, which is important because of the twice-yearly auditing done on our circulation by a third-party organization. That audit proves to advertisers that we send the print magazines and digital editions to everybody we say we do.

If you’re a frequent computer or tablet user, you may want to receive MRO Magazine in its digital-only version – or get both it and the print edition. That’s an option you can choose using the online Subscription Form.

It’s also a good idea to sign up for our weekly eNewsletter. It summarizes the news, feature stories and events that were posted on our website in the previous week. One click on a headline or link will take you to the full story on our website. It’s an easy way to keep up-to-date on what’s happening in the MRO field without having to visit the website every day. To sign up, use the Subscribe heading on our home page and select Free Newsletter Signup.

By the way, you can always opt out of receiving additional content from our industry partners, though the fact is, we really don’t send out very much of such material, and we ensure what we do distribute is timely, relevant and useful for you.

Another option on our site is to choose Topic Alerts (under the Magazine tab) for various subjects you’re specifically interested in – bearings, for example. Then, as soon as there is breaking news on that keyword, we’ll send you an alert about it by e-mail. It’s a pretty nifty way to keep up-to-speed on a wide variety of industrial topics.

As well, say you need to research a new product to solve a production line problem. Well, our website also offers access to a handy Buyers’ Guide. Click on the link for it on our home page and you’ll be able to search for keywords by product or service, company name or brand. The database, part of our company’s eSource Network, contains more than 34,000 products from 550,000 companies, so you’re sure to find what you need.

As you can see, MRO Magazine is doing its best to give you all the information you need, whenever you need it, wherever you are.

Bill Roebuck, Editor & Associate Publisher