Modern Machine Shop

JUN 2018

Modern Machine Shop is focused on all aspects of metalworking technology - Providing the new product technologies; process solutions; supplier listings; business management; networking; and event information that companies need to be competitive.

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MMS JUNE 2018 72 PUBLISHER HISTORY Four Generations Serving the Manufacturing Industry Time passes, conditions change, the world progresses — those who are found keeping pace with the new order of things are those young enough in mind and spirit to recognize the value of the new and make themselves a part of it. — DON G. GARDNER, Founder, Gardner Business Media Celebrating 90 Years of Serving Manufacturing A brief history of Modern Machine Shop, Gardner Business Media and our contribution to the industry. With those words, my grandfather Don Gardner and his business partner Howard Campbell launched Modern Machine Shop maga- zine in 1928 and also launched the company that became Gardner Business Media. Those words are prominently displayed in our corporate lobby in Cincinnati, Ohio, today, and they perfectly express our mission as a media company. Don Gardner came from Monticello, Indi- ana, where his father owned a movie theater in nearby Delphi. Don attended Wabash College and worked early in his career as a salesman for newspapers, notably the Rocky Mountain News in Denver, Colorado. He moved to Cincinnati when he became Iron Age magazine's Southwestern sales manager. Along the way, he met Howard Campbell, who was Midwestern editor for American Machinist magazine. Don Gardner and Howard Campbell did two very innovative things: They started Modern Machine Shop as a digest-size magazine, which was very different from the typical 7- by 10-inch-magazine format at the time, and they dis- tributed it free of charge to qualified individuals in metalworking plants. The driving force behind the magazine was, and still is, the content. Helping manufactures be more competitive, more produc- tive and better able to produce quality products remains the cornerstone of the MMS brand. In our 90 years, we have had six editors at the helm: Howard Campbell, Fred Vogel, Ken Gettelman, Tom Beard, Mark Albert and Peter RICHARD G. KLINE | CHAIRMAN AND CEO, GARDNER BUSINESS MEDIA

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