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Recognition: Professional Builder Expands Editorial Team

ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, IL -- (Marketwire) -- 03/12/13 -- Professional Builder has expanded its reporting team with the addition of Mike Beirne as editor and Kyle Clapham as managing editor.

Beirne joins the SGC/SGC Horizon staff after a ten-year career as senior reporter for Brandweek magazine, where Beirne was a three-time Jesse H. Neal Award finalist. He holds a masters degree in journalism from Northwestern University. Beirne also served as owner-operator of a company that contracted residential and commercial masonry restoration projects.

"Mike Beirne brings years of writing and editing experience to his new job at Professional Builder," says Patrick O'Toole, editorial director and publisher of Professional Builder. "Over the years, he's covered Fortune 500 companies and small businesses alike. In addition, he brings a love of building from his days working in the family building business. We are extremely happy to have him on the team."

Kyle Clapham joins Professional Builder as managing editor. Previously he served as an assistant editor for Scranton Gillette Communications. Clapham holds a masters degree in journalism from Northwestern University, with an emphasis in real estate reporting.

For more information about Scranton Gillette Communications/SGC Horizon and Professional Builder, visit www.scrantongillette.com.

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