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The Journal Named Best Custom Publication — Again

September 4, 2014

For the eighth time out of the last nine years, The Journal from Rockwell Automation and Our PartnerNetworkTM has been recognized as a top custom magazine in business-to-business publishing. The latest accolade comes from the 26th Annual APEX Awards of Excellence in Corporate Communications, which earned The Journal top honors for Best Custom-Published Magazines, Journals & Tabloids. The magazine also won two other awards for Short Features and for Graphic Design – Spreads. Click here to read the press release.

Aim for Operational Excellence

February 14, 2014

Following Chemical Processing’s founding credo of “practical usefulness,” this month’s cover story focuses on how plants can “Aim for Operational Excellence.” Author Bernard McGarvey of Eli Lilly demystifies what the term operational excellence means. He notes plants should pursue operational excellence while realizing it’s never attainable. The quest can lead to higher levels of process performance. However, gaining and maintaining improvements depend upon organizational changes — and these require paying attention to seven elements. Check out Chemical Processing’s February cover story and several other articles in this issue for more steps a plant can take to enhance overall performance. Chemical Processing for more details.

U.S. Chemical Industry Gets Into Better Tune

January 31, 2014

Wishing you had a crystal ball? Chemical Processing’s January 2014 cover story highlights what to expect in the U.S. chemical industry this year. Growth should accelerate across most regions of the world. The U.S. particularly will benefit from an improving economy and abundant natural gas resources, emerging as a global low-cost supplier of many petrochemical and plastic products. To read more about the forecast, visit Chemical Processing for more details.

Chemical Processing China Debuts

January 29, 2014

New publication offers quality content to Chinese engineers

The first issue Chemical Processing China, a Chinese-language magazine featuring content from Chemical Processing, came out in December.

The new magazine results from an agreement Putman Media reached with Industrial Communications Group, an established Hong Kong-based publisher. The six-times-a-year magazine will contain CP content translated into simplified Chinese by professors in the chemical engineering department of one of the country’s most prestigious universities.

A digital version of the inaugural issue is available here.

Chemical Processing was the first magazine published by Putman, and has just celebrated its 75th anniversary. It serves chemical industry professionals who design, operate, maintain and retrofit existing fine, specialty and commodity chemical, petrochemical and pharmaceutical plants.

Industrial Communications Group already publishes two Chinese trade magazines: MWP Advanced Manufacturing China, with content licensed from Centaur Communications in the U.K., and Kunststoff Magazin China, with content licensed from Weka Business Media in Germany. Both were launched in mid-2011.

The Journal Named Best Engineering/Construction Magazine

August 27, 2012

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Publication earns six honors in 2012 for editorial and design excellence.

For the sixth time out of the last seven years, The Journal from Rockwell Automation and Our Partners has been recognized as a top custom magazine in business-to-business publishing. The latest accolade comes from the 2012 Magnum Opus Awards for Outstanding Achievement in Content Marketing, which bestowed its Gold Award for “Best All-Around Publication — Best Engineering/Construction Magazine.”

One of six awards for editorial and graphic excellence bestowed upon the publication, this award recognizes superior achievement for content, design, fulfillment of its mission for readers and overall quality, as selected by a panel of judges from the famed Missouri School of Journalism. In addition to the Magnum Opus Gold Award, The Journal won five other honors in 2012:

  • American Society of Business Press Editors (ASBPE) National Azbee Award for Design, Silver, Front
  • Cover – Photo, “How Virtualization Rocks Your World,” October 2011.
  • ASBPE Midwest Regional Azbee Award for Design, Silver, Opening Page/Spread – Computer
  • Generated, “Unlock the Possibilities,” August 2011, pp. 14-15.
  • APEX Awards of Excellence in Corporate Communications, Award of Excellence for Social Media,
  • Theresa Houck, Executive Editor, for outstanding achievement in social media content strategy and
  • execution.
  • APEX Awards of Excellence in Corporate Communications, Award of Excellence, Technology &
  • Science Writing, “5 Trends in Pneumatics,” June 2011.
  • Business Marketing Association Bell Award of Excellence, Single PR Campaign, Trade Show,
  • Rockwell Automation and The Journal’s Executive Editor Theresa Houck, “Automation Fair Event,” for
  • Strategic Media Relations Campaign.

The Journal From Rockwell Automation and Our Partners (www.rockwellautomation.com/thejournal) is published six times per year by Putman Media, Inc. (Itasca, Ill.) for Rockwell Automation (Milwaukee). It educates engineers about industrial automation news and trends, and the leading-edge automation products and services from Rockwell Automation and complementary technology from its partners. The magazine is the collaboration between Putman Media, Rockwell Automation and Padilla Speer Beardsley (PSB) Public Relations (Minneapolis).

The Journal’s 2012 award-winning team at Putman Media includes Publisher Mike Brenner, Executive Editor Theresa Houck, Managing Editor Amanda Joshi, Vice President of Creative Services Steve Herner, Art Directors Jason Vargas and Angela Labate, Production Manager Rita Fitzgerald and Publication Services Coordinator Carmela Kappel. This team publishes the magazine under the direction of Rebecca Archibald, Executive Publisher and Rockwell Automation Campaign Manager for Commercial Marketing. Senior Vice President Kathy Burnham leads the PSB team.