Grimes, McGovern & Associates (Publishing Group) represented Rankin Publishing Inc. a “leading print publication” in the sale of their two publishing brands acquired by RDG Media, Inc

RDG Media Purchases Maintenance Sales News and BUSLINE Brands.

RDG Media, Inc. of Estero, FL, publishers of PFFC, Plastics Hotline, Packaging Technology Today, Workplace Material Handling & Safety, Industrial Hygiene in the Workplace, Electrical Safety in the Workplace, Construction Safety, and IMS Auctions, has acquired Maintenance Sales News and BUSLINE publishing brands from Rankin Publishing, Inc. 

RDG Media is led by Randy Green, who has a thirty-two-year career in publishing. Green stated, “Acquiring Maintenance Sales News is a perfect extension of our current audiences and brands. BUSLINE continues our expansion into strong and targeted niche markets so that we are perfectly positioned to serve its very loyal base of advertisers and readers. RDG Media has developed many creative print and digital solutions for our advertisers, and we plan to bring these and more to both brands. We will make the Rankin family very proud of what they have built and continue the legacy of these respected industry brands.”

Former President Linda Rankin said, “RDG Media is the perfect company to pass the baton to because, like Rankin, they are family-owned and family-run. They believe in print and value long-term relationships with their customers.”

RDG Media now has ten brands, including the launches of three brands in four years, and continues to grow its digital footprint while importantly maintaining its presence in print. Green said, “We would not be able to do this without our incredible and talented team who continues to excel.” 

For more information, go to, email Randy Green at [email protected], or call him at 586-227-9344.

Advisory services for Rankin were exclusively provided by Tim Smith, Senior Associate of Grimes, McGovern & Associates.

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