Reed Business Information Closes 23 Trade Publications

Posted on April 16, 2010

Reed Business Information (RBI) has concluded its divestment of US controlled circulation magazines. They announced the closing of a number of trade titles today.
To conclude the divestment process, the publishing operations of the remaining RBI-US controlled circulation titles are to be closed: Building Design+Construction, Chain Leader, Construction Bulletin, Construction Equipment, Consulting-Specifying Engineer, Control Engineering, Converting, Foodservice Equipment & Supplies, Graphic Arts Blue Book, Graphic Arts Monthly, HOTELS, Logistics Management, Material Handling Product News, Modern Materials Handling, Plant Engineering, Professional Builder, Professional Remodeler, Purchasing, Restaurants & Institutions, Semiconductor International, Spec Check, Supply Chain Management Review and Tradeshow Week.
RBI begin its plan to close or sell Reed Business Information magazines in July, 2009. A number of RBI titles - including Broadcasting & Cable, Library Journal and Interior Design - were sold. Publishers Weekly was acquired by former PW publisher George Slowik, JR. earlier this month.