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Cygnus buys magazines and Web sites from Vulcan Publications

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Westport, Conn.--Cygnus Business Media, which is owned by CommerceConnect Media, announced Monday the acquisition of the construction and industrial magazines, Web sites and related properties of Vulcan Publications.

The acquisition is designed to expand Cygnus’ presence in the construction, industrial, transportation and manufacturing markets. The deal includes Construction Site News, Electrical Contracting & Engineering News, Fabricating & Metalworking, Heavy Equipment News, Industrial Machinery Digest, iSource, Plant Safety & Maintenance and Transportation Equipment News. Among the online assets included in the deal are: NDX.com, a manufacturing portal; Concretepaving.com, a Web site for the concrete and asphalt marketplace; and Heavyequipmentnews.com.

Cygnus acquired Frozen Food Age and Food Logistics from VNU last month.

With the most recent acquisition, Cygnus Business Media now publishes 59 business magazines and 15 custom publications, produces 14 trade shows and operates 63 Web sites serving 14 markets.

--Sean Callahan

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