Penton Shutters Two Print Titles
American Machinist and Welding Design & Fabrication to go online-only.
Trade publisher Penton Media has folded the print editions of American Machinist and Welding Design & Fabrication. The titles were published under Pentonâ€™s manufacturing and supply chain group.
Each title will continue to produce their respective Web sites, Penton said. According to group president John DiPaola, the â€śtransition to online information delivery for these two brands is a necessary change to best meet the needs of the industry.â€ť
It wasnâ€™t clear how many layoffs were associated with the closings as a company spokesperson declined to comment on â€śheadcount.â€ť
Published continuously since 1877, the print edition of American Machinist carried a monthly frequency while Welding Design & Fabrication published six times annually. The American Machinist Web site averages 90,000 monthly pageviews and 46,000 unique visitors, the company said. Welding Design & Fabrication's site gets 1.04 million page views and 87,000 unique visitors per month.
Pentonâ€™s manufacturing and supply chain group also publishes several other brands including IndustryWeek, Logistics Today, Forging and Foundry Management & Technology.