Who We Are

Scranton Gillette Communications is a fourth-generation family-owned business-to-business communications company, named by Folio magazine as one of the 40 fastest-growing companies — and an “All Star” in the magazine industry.

SGC remains one of only a handful of family-owned middle-market communications companies within the borders of the United States and has continued to grow its product base by 75% with new launches in 2008 and multiple acquisitions in 2009 — including the SGC Horizon Division’s publications dedicated to residential building and remodeling, commercial building and construction equipment.

With our depth of services and marketing expertise, supported by healthy investments in digital products, custom media opportunities and company-owned face-to-face events, SGC and our more than 100 employees continue to deliver award-winning products to our spectrum of audiences in addition to full-service marketing capabilities to our clients.

HISTORY

Established in 1905, Scranton Gillette Communications began as a Chicago-based publishing company serving the transportation construction industry. In the past decade, the ARTBA Transportation Development Foundation (ARTBA-TDF) named SGC founder Halbert Powers Gillette as one of the foundation’s “Top 100 Private Sector Transportation Construction Professionals of the 20th Century.” To this day, Roads & Bridges magazine and its online products and supplements, including Transportation Management & Engineering, continue to deliver breaking news, product updates and in-depth reporting in print and online to the industry audience it has served so well for more than a century.

Since that initial venture into publishing, SGC has added B2B print, event and Web products that serve as a communications link to a host of industries, in addition to transportation, water purification, storm water and erosion control, water and wastewater, horticulture growers and retailers, residential lighting and home furnishings design, healthcare imaging technology and cardiology diagnostics, construction equipment, residential construction, commercial construction, and pipe organ and church music.

Today, Scranton Gillette Communications is helmed by President/CEO Edward Gillette, great-grandson of the founder, whose company growth philosophy is soundly based on “what makes sense” and maintaining the agility to react quickly to changing market conditions.

 

AWARDS AND RECOGNITION

SGC’s and SGC Horizon’s publications and websites have earned and continue to earn publishing industry recognition for editorial and design excellence, including: the prestigious Jesse H. Neal Award for Best Subject-Related Series of Articles to Professional Remodeler, Professional Builder and HousingZone.com; the American Society of Business Press Editors’ Multi-Platform Presentation of the Year Award to Professional Remodeler, Professional Builder and HousingZone.com; and the BtoB magazine’s Great Media Websites Best Portal Award to HousingZone.com.

Roads & Bridges has received an unprecedented 11 Construction Writer’s Association Robert F. Boger Awards in multiple categories. The min award for Best Single Issue was presented to Residential Lighting and min’s Best Launch Award to Home Fashion Forecast. Imaging Technology News received the American Society of Healthcare Publication Editors’ Gold Award for Best Publication Redesign. Folio’s Gold Eddie Award and five consecutive Trade Association Business Publications International Tabbie Awards for Best Single Issue were presented to GPN magazine.

With an editorial and design staff that combines innate skills with communications expertise and industry knowledge, quality is the result, and awards the recognition.

 

MISSION

Our mission is to provide effective communication channels for clients and audiences in business-to-business markets through superior integrated media solutions.

We strive to be recognized as an innovative, well-managed and profitable company that serves its markets, employees and communities with integrity, honesty and professionalism.