Mold-parts supplier Progressive Components International Inc. has acquired the assets of defunct print magazine North American Tool & Mold Making Product News and resurrected it as a monthly, online-only publication.
Wauconda, Ill.-based Progressive set up Marmora Publishing in Lemont to run the publication, which made its debut Jan. 1 under the name Tooling Product News. Progressive also publishes another online publication, Tooling Progress Report, which it recently renamed Tooling Press Release and which focuses on news about mold makers. Both publications are free.
Tooling Product News is publishing news from all suppliers about products for mold makers, such as components and mold bases, software and hot-runner technology. Other sections include market information and industry events.
The Web sites are www.tooling-product-news.com and www.tooling-press-release.com. Progressive's Cyndi Kustush is managing editor of both publications.
Access Communications of Malibu, Calif., started North American Tool & Mold Making Product News as a product-news tabloid magazine in 2001, but ceased publishing it last May. Progressive President Glenn Starkey said his firm bought the magazine's name and circulation list for an undisclosed amount. Access Communications continues to publish European Tool and Mould Making.