DETROIT, July 1, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Crain Communications Inc., publisher of more than 20 business-to-business publications, is expanding the Automotive News brand with Automotive News Canada, a suite of news products focused exclusively on the Canadian automotive industry.
The website, automotivenews.ca, launches today. A weekly email newsletter and breaking news alerts begin July 4. The first monthly print edition publishes July 18.
Automotive News Canada will focus on automakers, their original-equipment suppliers and franchised Canadian car dealers. The Canadian industry builds some 2.4 million vehicles annually and contributes more than $83 billion Canadian into the national economy.
"We feel that the market is hungry for a publication that addresses Canadian issues, from a Canadian perspective," says Jason Stein, publisher of Automotive News Canada. "Canadian car dealers have realized a surge in profitability, suppliers are navigating a rapid production expansion, and the country is enjoying record annual sales. But the industry in Canada also faces some unique challenges, and we will be there to write those stories."
Jeff Melnychuk, editor-in-chief of Automotive News Canada, is an award-winning journalist. The Manitoba native has worked in various editor roles at daily newspapers across Canada, including The Sudbury Star in Sudbury, Ontario; The Daily Courier in Kelowna, British Columbia; and the Times & Transcript in Moncton, New Brunswick. Melnychuk left daily newspaper life in 2001 to develop Wheelbase Media, which became the largest independently owned syndicated automotive news service in North America.
Says Melnychuk: "Credible and reliable news gathering has been the hallmark of Automotive News for more than 90 years, and Automotive News Canada will be a steward of that idealism."
About Crain Communications
Crain Communications is a privately held media company that produces trusted and relevant news publications, lead generation, research and data products, digital platforms, custom publishing, and events with uncompromising integrity. Reaching 6 million business decision-makers and consumers across the United States and in select markets in Europe and Asia, the company's 56 brand portfolio consists of 22 print publications and 34 digital-only news sites. Many of Crain's brands are the most influential media properties in the verticals they serve including Automotive News, Autoweek, Advertising Age, Modern Healthcare, Plastics News, Business Insurance and Pensions & Investments. Headquartered in Detroit, the company has 880 employees in 13 locations delivering exceptional news content over a variety of platforms to empower the success of its readers and clients.
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