Wooden Horse Saturday wrap-up

FIRE APPARATUS & EMERGENCY EQUIPMENT magazine was bought by PennWell Corp from co-founder Kathryn Jorgensen.  Foliomag.com reports Fire Apparatus Publisher and Sales Manager Bob Kelly, and Editor-in-Chief Lyn Bixby, will stay with the magazine in their respective roles under PennWell.  PennWell publishes several industry magazines.  It also publishes FIRE ENGINEERING magazine, as well as producing fire-related websites, events and products.  Fire Apparatus & Emergency Equipment is published monthly and carries a circulation of more than 30,000…

MOUNTAIN GAZETTE has been sold by AIM’s Skram Media unit to Summit Publishing (BLUE RIDGE OUTDOORS, ELEVATION OUTDOORS, BREATHE).  According to foliomag.com John Fayhee will continue as editor and the first issue of Mountain Gazette under Summit will be the September 2010 issue.  Monthly publishing and circulation of 45,000 will continue, with distribution in Colorado, as well as parts of Arizona, Idaho, Montana, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming…

SPEEDWAY ILLUSTRATED has suspended publication, announced Formula Five Media, a subsidiary of Anthem Media Group.  The magazine was devoted to motorsports…

FABRICATING & METALWORKING has been sold by Steve Smithnus Business Media to Alliance Communications, led by Tony Morrison, a member of F&M’s original launch team, reports minonline.com. Steve Smithnus Business Media has also sold INDUSTRIAL MACHINERY DIGEST to Source360 Media, led by William Strickland.  The sales continue a trend seen earlier this year, when Reed Business Information sold many of its trade titles to the titles’ publishers, who set up new companies to purchase the trade titles…

CONSTRUCTION BULLETIN will be re-launched by MB Media on August 30.  PROFESSIONAL BUILDER and CUSTOM BUILDER will be re-launched by MB Media in September.  MB Media purchased the titles from Reed Business Information…

ADVANCE FOR NURSE PRACTIONERS AND PHYSICIANS ASSISTANTS is the new publication from Merion Publications, set to launch in September.  It combines two of the publisher’s titles: ADVANCE FOR NURSE PRACTIONERS and ADVANCE FOR PHYSICIANS ASSISTANTS.  The new publication will cover up-to-the-minute clinical articles, practice and professional news, health coverage and industry profiles…

AMERICAN NURSERYMAN magazine and its publishing company were bought by Moose River Media.  MRM also publishes TURF, a landscaping magazine, and produces the LawnSite.com and PlowSite.com web communities.  Besides American Nurseryman magazine, the sale included a book publishing division and online properties…

AZURE, Canada’s influential contemporary architecture and design magazine, has a new look.  Known for its innovative graphic design, the magazine has trimmed down its oversize format to a smaller 9 x 11.5 inches.  It’s also sporting a new logo with a modified tagline.  Inside imagery will dominate when appropriate with a focus on delivering content through multiple entry points and creating more connections with readers.  For further information contact Editor Nelda Rodger at 416-203-9674…

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