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MEP Jobs, Penton Media to Expand Outreach to Mechanical Systems Industry

MEP Jobs, Urbandale, IA, and Penton Media Inc. announced a marketing and content partnership today that will deliver benefits to both mechanical systems employers and professionals. The partnership launches in March 2008.

The partnership includes career sites for Penton publications, cross marketing, and cooperation on market research.

“MEP Jobs reaches thousands of mechanical systems job seekers and employers via its employment Web site,” says Mike Weill, editor-in-chief of Contracting Business, a Penton publication. “We address the same market with our magazines, Contracting Business, HPAC Engineering, Contractor, and HVACR Distribution Business, as well as related online sites and newsletters. This partnership will allow us to significantly increase the level of employment and career services we offer our readers.”

“Penton publications address all segments of the mechanical systems market, including HVAC, building controls, sheet metal, plumbing, boilers and commercial refrigeration," says John von Harz, president of MEP Jobs. "Their audience ranges from field staff up to the C suite, and our employer clients will benefit from a substantial increase in exposure of their brand and job listings.”

MEP Jobs is the leading online job board and resume bank for professionals in the mechanical, electrical and plumbing industries. MEP Jobs focuses exclusively on the specialty trade contractor segment, including contractors, manufacturers, wholesalers, facility managers, service organizations and executive search firms. MEP Jobs was founded in 1996, and is a service of Industry People Group.

Penton Media, Inc. is the largest independent business-to-business media company in the U.S., serving more than six million business professionals every month. Penton's objective is to connect and enhance business communities, helping the customers they serve to grow through market-leading media products and services.

The company's market-leading brands are focused on 30 industries and include 113 trade magazines, 145 Web sites, 96 industry trade shows and conferences, and more than 500 information data products. Penton has 30 office locations and employs more than 1,600 editors, publishers, sales representatives, marketers, and other professionals.

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