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4TH ANNUAL Smart Industry Conference focused on digital transformation

Schaumburg, Ill, September, 2018 — The three-day conference will take place on September 24-26th, and feature speakers who are industry leaders on the cutting edge of digital transformation for manufacturers and industrial companies. They are the key players who combine big data analytics with supply-chain and factory-floor sensors, thus opening the door to greater efficiency and profitability.

Smart Industry is the best opportunity for executives from the most innovative companies to come together to network with peers, view demos of evolving technologies that bring the Internet further into the industrial sector than ever before. For more information, reach out to Keith Larson, or click here.

The Journal receives The Grand Award for Design & Illustration

Schaumburg, Ill, August, 2018 — We’re thrilled to share the news that for the 2018 Apex Awards, “The Journal” has won the prestigious “Grand Award, Design & Illustration.” There were more than 1,400 entries, and only 100 Grand Awards were presented.

Outstanding design, including photography, illustrations, spreads, color use, typography and overall attractiveness are a few of the reasons for winning this award. In the Design & Illustration category, “The Journal” was 1 of only 10 publications feted with a Grand Award, APEX’s highest accolade. Click here to view the press release.

Influential Women in Manufacturing recognizes 22 leaders

May, 2018 — We are excited to announce the launch of Influential Women in Manufacturing, a program focused on recognizing and honoring women who are making a difference in the manufacturing space. All of our titles — Chemical Processing, Control, Control Design, Food Processing, Pharmaceutical Manufacturing, Plant Services, and Smart Industry — accepted nominations of women leading the charge for industrial innovation and manufacturing leadership in 2018.

“I am proud that Putman could play a role in shining a light on the extraordinary work being done by so many women in the manufacturing field,” said Putman Media CEO John Cappelletti. “Our hope is that their achievements will inspire other young women to join this dynamic industry and be a part of creating manufacturing’s exciting future. Congratulations to all IWiM 2018 honorees!”

For our inaugural year, we had quite the turnout. We received nearly 100 nominations from women with varying titles across many industries. In total, we named 22 women to this first class of Putman Media’s Influential Women in Manufacturing. To find out more, reach out to one of our editors, Erin Hallstrom, Alexis Gajewski, or Christine LaFave Grace who were the brains behind this program!

ASBPE Honors Putman with 15 Awards

April, 2018 — Continuing its award-winning legacy spanning more than 18 years, Putman Media, Inc., has been feted with 15 Azbee Awards for graphic and editorial excellence from the American Society of Business Press Editors (ASBPE). Of this year’s 15 awards, eight recognize Putman Media publications for graphic distinction and seven celebrate outstanding editorial content. The winners are: Jennifer Dakas, Derek Chamberlain, Jim Montague, Paul Studebaker, Karen Langhauser, and the Chemical Processing and Plant Services editorial team.

Jim Montague is a 64th Annual Neal Award Finalist!

March, 2018 — The Neal Awards are an important achievement. While it’s likely that many writers do not receive the recognition they should from the panel, suffice it to say, if you do get recognized, your work stands out among the hundreds of B2B publications out there and deserves the accolades it receives – whether it be as a finalist or winning the big prize. And so it’s high praise indeed for Jim Montague to have earned this type of recognition to be a finalist in both the “Best Commentary Blog” and the “Best Technical Content” categories.