Scranton Gillette Communications, Inc.

Scranton Gillette Communications, Inc.

For more than 114 years, Scranton Gillette Communications has prided itself on bringing vital information and expertise to specialty business-to-business markets including infrastructure, construction, water and music. Today that communication spans multiple digital, print and experience channels, with award-winning magazines, custom media solutions, face-to-face and virtual events, creative services and audience development. A fourth-generation family-owned business with more than 100 employees, Scranton Gillette Communications was named by Folio: magazine as one of the 40 fastest-growing companies — and an “All Star” in the magazine industry. Scranton Gillette Communications remains one of only a handful of family-owned middle-market communications companies within the U.S. and continues to grow its product base while maintaining the agility to react quickly to changing market conditions.

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3030 W. Salt Creek Lane, Suite 201 , Arlington Heights , IL 60005-5025 USA
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Business Type:
Publishing company
Industry Type:
Publishing / Media / Marketing
Market Focus:
Globally (various continents)
Year Founded:
1905
Employees:
101-1000

With our depth of services and marketing expertise, along with healthy, forward-looking investments in emerging products and media opportunities, Scranton Gillette Communications continually delivers award-winning products to our spectrum of audiences and full-service marketing capabilities to our clients.

Our Mission is to provide efficient and effective methods of bridging the communication gap between vendors and customers in business-to-business markets through the development and successful application of superior communication solutions.

We strive to be recognized as an innovative, well-managed and profitable company with a reputation for serving its markets, employees and communities with integrity, honesty and professionalism.

Scranton Gillette Communications is a fourth-generation family-owned business-to-business communications company, named by Folio magazine as one of the 40 fastest-growing companies — and an “All Star” in the magazine industry.

SGC remains one of only a handful of family-owned middle-market communications companies within the borders of the United States and has continued to grow its product base by 75% with new launches in 2008 and multiple acquisitions in 2009 — including the SGC Horizon Division’s publications dedicated to residential building and remodeling, commercial building and construction equipment.

With our depth of services and marketing expertise, supported by healthy investments in digital products, custom media opportunities and company-owned face-to-face events, SGC and our more than 100 employees continue to deliver award-winning products to our spectrum of audiences in addition to full-service marketing capabilities to our clients.

Established in 1905, Scranton Gillette Communications began as a Chicago-based publishing company serving the transportation construction industry. In the past decade, the ARTBA Transportation Development Foundation (ARTBA-TDF) named SGC founder Halbert Powers Gillette as one of the foundation’s “Top 100 Private Sector Transportation Construction Professionals of the 20th Century.” To this day, Roads & Bridges magazine and its online products and supplements, including Transportation Management & Engineering, continue to deliver breaking news, product updates and in-depth reporting in print and online to the industry audience it has served so well for more than a century.

Since that initial venture into publishing, SGC has added B2B print, event and Web products that serve as a communications link to a host of industries, in addition to transportation, water purification, storm water and erosion control, water and wastewater, horticulture growers and retailers, residential lighting and home furnishings design, healthcare imaging technology and cardiology diagnostics, construction equipment, residential construction, commercial construction, and pipe organ and church music.

Today, Scranton Gillette Communications is helmed by President/CEO Edward Gillette, great-grandson of the founder, whose company growth philosophy is soundly based on “what makes sense” and maintaining the agility to react quickly to changing market conditions.

SGC’s and SGC Horizon’s publications and websites have earned and continue to earn publishing industry recognition for editorial and design excellence, including: the prestigious Jesse H. Neal Award for Best Subject-Related Series of Articles to Professional Remodeler, Professional Builder and HousingZone.com; the American Society of Business Press Editors’ Multi-Platform Presentation of the Year Award to Professional Remodeler, Professional Builder and HousingZone.com; and the BtoB magazine’s Great Media Websites Best Portal Award to HousingZone.com.

Roads & Bridges has received an unprecedented 11 Construction Writer’s Association Robert F. Boger Awards in multiple categories. The min award for Best Single Issue was presented to Residential Lighting and min’s Best Launch Award to Home Fashion Forecast. Imaging Technology News received the American Society of Healthcare Publication Editors’ Gold Award for Best Publication Redesign. Folio’s Gold Eddie Award and five consecutive Trade Association Business Publications International Tabbie Awards for Best Single Issue were presented to GPN magazine.

With an editorial and design staff that combines innate skills with communications expertise and industry knowledge, quality is the result, and awards the recognition.