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Recognition: Building Design+Construction Editorial Director Robert Cassidy Receives ABM's Distinguished G.D. Crain, Jr. Award

ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, IL -- (Marketwired) -- 02/06/14 -- The Association of Business Information & Media Companies (ABM) announced that Robert Cassidy of Scranton Gillette Communications/SGC Horizon has been chosen as the winner of the 46th annual G.D. Crain, Jr. Award. The award recognizes a business media editor with a proven career record of product quality and high journalistic standards. It will be presented to Cassidy at the 60th annual Jesse H. Neal Awards ceremony on March 14, 2014.

Cassidy began his business journalism career in medical and scientific publishing. In 2002, he applied his talents to covering the construction industry as he continues to do today as editorial director of Building Design+Construction magazine and related products and events. With Cassidy at the helm, his publications have garnered four Neal Awards.

"I'm honored to be included among the distinguished past winners of the ABM Crain Award," Cassidy says. "I've been lucky to have a 36-year career in business-to-business media, and I am very thankful to the Crain family and ABM for this recognition."

Established in 1969, the G.D. Crain, Jr. Award is named for Gustavus Dedman Crain, Jr., the founder of Crain Communications, Advertising Age and BtoB Magazine.

Scranton Gillette Communications/SGC Horizon also announced today that Building Design+Construction is a 2014 Neal Awards finalist in three categories: Best Single Issue of a Magazine for the April 2013 issue, produced jointly with SGC's Residential Lighting magazine; Best Instructional Content for the April 2013 issue's "23 Things You Need to Know About Charter Schools;" and Best Cross-platform Package for the November 2013 article, "Pedia-Pod: The Modular Pediatric Unit."

For more information about Robert Cassidy and Building Design+Construction, visit www.bdcnetwork.com.

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SGC Horizon serves the infrastructure, equipment, residential and commercial construction markets with award-winning publications, websites and industry-leading events.

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