April 29, 2015
Arc Media Acquires Metal Center News
Sackett Business Media, Inc., publisher of Metal Center News Magazine and its associated properties, has been acquired by Arc Media, Inc. Patrick Bernardo, Arc Media president, says readers can expect a seamless transition to the new ownership.
“Metal Center News is a standout in the trade press world with a variety of healthy print and digital offerings. I’m excited by the prospect of investing to make this industry leader even better,” Bernardo says. A trade media veteran, Bernardo spent the past 20 years as a publisher, group publisher and brand manager at Cygnus Business Media, Fort Atkinson, Wis.
The existing staff will remain with the new company. Editor-in-Chief Tim Triplett assumes the dual role of editor/associate publisher.
Now in its 55th year, Metal Center News is the only publication dedicated exclusively to serving the metals service center industry in North America. “During that half-century of service, MCN has formed a bond with its readers that is unmatched by any other information provider,” says Nancy Hartley, president of Sackett Business Media, who retired upon the company’s sale, as did CFO Craig Schroeder. “Under Patrick’s leadership, that relationship with readers will only get stronger.”
In addition to the monthly print edition of Metal Center News, the company publishes The Cutting Edge and IT Solutions supplements, the Metal Distribution buyers’ guide, Directories of Toll Processors, Master Distributors and Pipe & Tube Suppliers, the eMCN e-mail newsletter, and the MetalCenterNews.com website.