SGC Horizon Pro Builder, Professional Remodeler and Construction Equipment Named as Finalists for 2020 Azbee Awards

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SGC Horizon Pro Builder, Professional Remodeler and Construction Equipment Named as Finalists for 2020 Azbee Awards

Arlington Heights, IL (March 20, 2020) — The American Society of Business Publication Editors (ASBPE) has recognized three SGC Horizon brands — Pro BuilderProfessional Remodeler and Construction Equipment — as finalists in the 2020 Azbee Awards of Excellence. The annual Azbee Awards honor the outstanding editorial and design work by business-to-business, trade, association, and professional publications. This year's contest saw more than 1,000 entries.

Pro Builder earned an Overall Excellence Finalist designation for Magazine of the Year, More Than $3 Million, for its January, February and March 2019 issues, created by Denise Dersin, Rich Binsacca, Larry Nigh, Ingrid Bush, Susan Bady, Mike Beirne and Kate Carsella.

Pro Builder also was named an Overall Excellence Finalist in the category of Cross-Platform Package of the Year, which highlights publications for coverage across print and digital media platforms. Editorial and design team members included Denise Dersin, Rich Binsacca, Larry Nigh, Ingrid Bush, Mike Beirne, Susan Bady, and Kate Carsella.

ASBPE recognized Professional Remodeler staff members Erika Taylor, James F. McClister, Kaitlin Schuler and Robin McCartney as national and regional finalists in the category of Print-Feature Series. The editorial team's winning entry, “The Opioid Epidemic and Remodeling,” is a three-part series investigating why the remodeling industry faces growing opioid addiction among its tradespeople.

Construction Equipment magazine earned regional finalist honors in two categories: Best Print Regular Department for the “Field Test” feature by team members Frank Raczon, Tom Berg, Rod Sutton and Dan Soltis; and Special Supplement for the “2019 Annual Report & Forecast,” by Rod Sutton and Dan Soltis.

“The editors and designers at Pro BuilderProfessional Remodeler and Construction Equipment work tirelessly to uncover and investigate the issues facing the construction industry while providing expertise and strategies to improve their day-to-day work,” said Tony Mancini, Group Director and Principal. “This recognition from ASBPE honors not just their efforts, but the service they're providing to our readers and to their industries as a whole.”

Brands from SGC Horizon's sister company, Scranton Gillette Communications, were also named as finalists in the 2020 Azbee Awards of Excellence. Roads & BridgesTraffic & TransitWater & Wastes Digest and Water Quality Products, earned four nominations between them, for a total of nine finalist honors across the Scranton Gillette Companies.

Winners of the ASBPE Awards of Excellence will be named in regional and national award ceremonies later this spring.