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Editor's Note: Did You Hear Our News?

Dec. 3, 2019
Now in our 90th year, HPAC Engineering is still committed to bringing you the most useful, actionable information available on the HVACR industry. As part of Endeavor, we plan to deliver even more of what you want.

In case you missed it, HPAC Engineering and several sister publications within Informa Media, including Contractor and Contracting Business, last month were acquired by fast-rising, business-to-business publisher Endeavor Business Media of Nashville, TN. 

We here are all very excited by this news and hope you will be, too.

Now in our 90th year, HPAC Engineering still is committed to bringing you the most useful, actionable information available about best practices, industry advances, management and hiring strategies, regulatory changes, new products and technologies, etc. And 2020 now promises to see that commitment renewed and expanded under our new ownership.

“We look forward to investing in these brands to take them to the next level for long-term, sustainable success, leveraging Endeavor’s platform-wide strengths in print, digital, events and marketing solutions,” said Endeavor Business Media CEO Chris Ferrell, in the joint statement announcing the sale. Added Informa Intelligence President Sue Boehlke, “We are confident that the alignment of Informa and Endeavor’s brands in these markets will provide greater scale and innovative new opportunities for clients and audiences, alike.”

Indeed, with this acquisition, Endeavor Business Media, founded in 2017, now has 600 employees responsible for more than 80 brands and 59 live events. In addition to Nashville, it now has offices in Tulsa OK, Nashua NH, Akron OH, Birmingham AL, Sarasota FL, Fort Atkinson WI, Santa Barbara CA, Denver CO, Overland Park KS, Skokie IL, and Arlington Heights IL. “Endeavor’s management team has significant experience in business-to-business publishing, events, and marketing that we bring to the table in our efforts to support our brands,” the statement explained. “Our mission is to deliver the highest-quality content in the B2B markets they serve and to do so in the various, multi-channel formats that today’s readers demand.”

To be honest, I don’t know exactly how all of this will play out in 2020 and beyond, but I do know that at the very least, you will see the same quality engineering publication in print and online that you have come to expect from us. But my hope—and I think it is a realistic hope—is that we will be in an even better position soon to deliver to you even more of what you want. Toward that end, I encourage more of you to contact me with story ideas and technical feedback on how we can serve you better and how we can help you to interact even more with your colleagues and fellow readers.

That said, we endeavor to have our ‘2020 vision’ see you better in the days and months ahead, and to reflect your desires for serving our chosen industry as we embark together on yet another momentous year.

Let us all toast to these hopeful new beginnings!

About the Author

Rob McManamy | Editor in Chief

An industry reporter and editor since 1987, McManamy joined HPAC Engineering in September 2017, after three years with, a Chicago-based media startup focused on tech innovation in the built environment. He has been covering design and construction issues for more than 30 years, having started at Engineering News-Record (ENR) in New York, before becoming its Midwest Bureau Chief in 1990. In 1998, McManamy was named Editor-in-Chief of Design-Build magazine, where he served for four years. He subsequently worked as an editor and freelance writer for Building Design + Construction and Public Works magazines.

A native of Bronx, NY, he is a graduate of both the University of Virginia, and The John Marshall Law School in Chicago.

Contact him at [email protected].