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Editor's Report

Dear Western Builder Readers, I am sad to say that this is the final edition of Western Builder. Since its founding in 1902, this hardy magazine has survived two world wars, the Great Depression of the 1930s, and several more recent recessions. Unfortunately, it has now been killed off by the difficult current economic climate that is affecting all kinds of printed publications.

April 20, 2009

Dear Western Builder Readers,

I am sad to say that this is the final edition of Western Builder.

Since its founding in 1902, this hardy magazine has survived two world wars, the Great Depression of the 1930s, and several more recent recessions.

Unfortunately, it has now been killed off by the difficult current economic climate that is affecting all kinds of printed publications.

Western Builder is one of 13 regional construction magazines in the Associated Construction Publications family that are closing their doors.

I know many of you rely on Western Builder's bid and award listings in prospecting for work.

This edition tells you the ways our parent company will continue to offer you that vital information.

Thank You For The Privilege

Thank you to our readers, to the contractors who have welcomed me onto their job sites, to the dealers, to the association and union leaders, to the government officials, and to everyone else who has made this job so rewarding and so much fun.

I've loved every minute of it.

I am thankful for having had the privilege of meeting and working with the good down-to-earth people who are so plentiful throughout the construction and engineering industries, and the suppliers who support them.

It has been my privilege to serve you with information, news and stories.

I don't yet know what I will do — but I hope to find an opportunity to do something similar somewhere in the construction and engineering industries.

If I don't, I will still have the wonderful memories.

Take care,

Mike

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