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PARENT FIRM OF MRO MAGAZINE ACQUIRES MORE PUBLICATIONS

Toronto, ON - Machinery & Equipment MRO parent Business Information Group (BIG Magazines LP) of Toronto, a division of Glacier Media Inc. of Vancouver, has acquired the Industrial Group of trade publications as well as associated digital...


Toronto, ON – Machinery & Equipment MRO parent Business Information Group (BIG Magazines LP) of Toronto, a division of Glacier Media Inc. of Vancouver, has acquired the Industrial Group of trade publications as well as associated digital properties, trade shows, databases and directories from Rogers Publishing Group of Toronto.
The transaction includes the following magazines: Canadian Contractor; Canadian Metalworking; Canadian Packaging; Canadian Plant; Design Engineering; Food in Canada; Hardware Merchandising; Heating, Plumbing & Air Conditioning (HPAC); Le Bulletin des Agriculteurs; Materials, Management & Distribution (MM&D); Meetings & Incentives Travel (M&IT); On-Site; and Purchasing B2B. Also included are two online properties: Frasers.com and Canadian Manufacturing Online. The readership database of the various brands totals over 277,000 industry professionals.
Prior to the acquisition, BIG was already Canada’s largest publisher of trade magazines, online magazines, mailing lists and directories – including Scott’s – with a readership database of almost one million.


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