Growing again

September 2013 » Columns » FROM THE PUBLISHER
Mark C. Zweig

We just learned that ZweigWhite has once again earned a spot on the prestigious Inc. 500/5000 list of fastest growing privately held companies. It's the first time since the mid-90s that we've been on the list. Back then we were on the Inc. 500 list two years in a row – something only 30 percent of the firms on the list ever accomplished.

We're really proud of reaching this milestone. It has been a long, hard struggle to get this business back on track. It's amazing how far we fell in a few short years. A tough construction industry economy, coupled with owners who were only interested in the money instead of serving you – our clients, customers, and readers – really put us in a ditch! Fortunately, we have some great people who worked together and with me to get the company back on track.

But most importantly, we wouldn't be here at all if not for you! You keep us in business. We want to help you be more successful – both as engineers and managers – and in some cases, business operators, too. You're worth it. A day doesn't go by that I don't kick myself to be sure I'm not dreaming about how rewarding it is to be a small part of your world. After all, you are building our world.

The early response to our new paid subscription policy has been amazing! I would guess about 80 percent of all new subscribers (or re-subscribers) have signed up for a two-year subscription. Many of you are subscribing to both CE News and Structural Engineer. And a surprising number of you have sprung for the print edition(s) of our publications as well. We really appreciate it. Your support of our work is critical to our ability to do it for you!

Together we'll move forward through the rest of 2013 into what looks like will be an exciting and transformational year in 2014! Thanks for reading CE News.

Mark C. Zweig

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