Grimes, McGovern & Associates’ (Global Media, Events Group) represented Modern Trade Communications Inc, a “leading communications publishing business,” in the sale of two publications to Kenilworth Media, Inc.


November 18th, 2022

Kenilworth Media Acquires U.S. Construction Magazines



Kenilworth Media, Inc., A Forum Media Group Company, Richmond Hill, Ont., has acquired the magazines Metal Architecture and Metal Construction News from Modern Trade Communications Inc. (MTC), Skokie, IL.

Metal Architecture is the leading authority on the use of metal in architectural applications and building design, educating architects, design professionals, and engineers engaged in new construction, retrofit, renovation, and modernization of buildings.

Metal Construction News is the original news magazine of the metal construction industry and is the premier source for news, products, and strategies. Devoted to educating building systems contractors, general contractors, suppliers, manufacturers, and more, each issue features project overviews, field techniques, and technical issues dealing with the metal construction industry.

“We are pleased to add these two magazines to our publication portfolio,” said Kenilworth CEO Erik Tolles. “They are a perfect fit and build on our existing knowledge of the construction industry. Readers and advertisers can expect the same level of quality and service,  we look forward to growing and strengthening the magazines’ presence both online and in print.”

“I have no doubt Kenilworth, with its decades of experience in the metal construction industry, will continue to build on the successes of these two magazines,” said John Paul Lawrence, MTC President. “This is an exciting time in the history of these publications and that of the industry itself. Kenilworth brings a lot to the table which will only help these magazines thrive in the years to come.”

Advisory services for Modern Trade Communications were exclusively provided by Jeff Gruenhut of Grimes, McGovern & Associates.

For more information, contact:

Erik Tolles, CEO
Kenilworth Media, Inc.
15 Wertheim Court, Suite 710
Richmond Hill, ON L4B 3H7
Tel: (905) 771-7333, ext. 214
E-mail: [email protected]

John Paul Lawrence, President
Modern Trade Communications Inc.
7836 Frontage Road
Skokie, IL 60077
Tel: (847) 674-2200, ext. 21
E-mail: [email protected]


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