February 11, 2009
The Fabricators & Manufacturers Association International (FMA), Inc., announces the purchase of Canadian Industrial Machinery (CIM)magazine.
Founded in 1986, Canadian Industrial Machinery, a full-service magazine supporting Canada's metalworking manufacturing sector, reaches reaches nearly 17,000 industry professionals every month. CIMalso produces the annual Metal Manufacturers' Purchasing Guide (MMPG).
"My goal 23 years ago was to provide our readers with the best information on machine tooling and fabricating technology," said Tom Dillon, publisher of CIM. "We want our audience to understand machines so that it can help them when making purchasing decisions so they can grow as a company. This acquisition by FMA International will enable Canadian companies to continue to grow and be progressive in today's market."
"The merger supports FMA's mission to be the principal knowledge resource to our members and customers throughout North America,"said Edward Youdell, group publisher of FMA Communications, Inc. "We believe we can help the Canadian fabricating and metalworking industries be more competitive on a global stage by providing access to new markets and opportunities through our integrated media products. We are extremely pleased to have the opportunity to carry on Tom's great work supporting Canadian manufacturers."
"This is an exciting time for The FABRICATORand its publishing team. For the longest time, Canadian shops have shown interest in the editorial content in our publications and at thefabricator.com," said Dan Davis, editor-in-chief of FMA Communications. "Now we can serve Canadian metalworkers with a publication written specifically for them. From a larger perspective, with FABRICATOR en Espaolin Mexico, we are now serving the entire North American metalworking market and helping them compete more effectively against their global competitors."
FMA Communications, Inc., the publishing affiliate of the Fabricators & Manufacturers Association that will manage CIM, serves the metal forming and fabricating industry by publishing business-to-business magazines, e-newsletters, vendor directories, and Web sites.
Based in Rockford, Ill., FMA is a professional organization with more than 2,300 members working together to improve the metal forming and fabricating industry. Founded in 1970, FMA brings metal fabricators and fabricating equipment manufacturers together through technology councils, educational programs, networking events, and the FABTECH® International/AWS Welding Show. FMA also has a technology affiliate, the Tube & Pipe Association, Intl. (TPA), which focuses on the unique needs of companies engaged in tube and pipe producing and fabricating.