SOURCE: Hanley Wood

March 29, 2007 12:00 ET

Hanley Wood Announces the Vanguard Awards: Best of the Web Contest

WASHINGTON, DC -- (MARKET WIRE) -- March 29, 2007 -- Hanley Wood Business Media has introduced a new a contest honoring the best manufacturer Web sites in the B-to-B construction market. Named Vanguard Awards: Best of the Web, the award will be given to company Web sites based on the design, originality, and overall usability of the site for construction professionals.

"Construction pros increasingly rely on the Web to keep up with new product introductions as well as sources for products," says Peter Goldstone, President of Hanley Wood Business Media. "Our editors want to honor those manufacturers with Web sites that are exceptional."

Awards will be given in eight categories: Best Overall Web site, Best Use of Multimedia, Best Design, Best Navigation, Best Interactivity, Best Product Information for Professionals, Best Installation and Best Section for Professionals. Awards will be selected by a panel of builders, remodelers and architects and Hanley Wood editors.

"The Internet is an essential information source for builders and remodelers in their search for the newest and best building products," Editor of BUILDING PRODUCTS, Jean Dimeo, says. "The housing community is increasingly relying on the Internet and manufacturers like these to deliver professional content in unique and user friendly ways, and this awards program recognizes those that have stepped up to the challenge."

The entry deadline is set for May 15, 2007and registration information is available at

About Hanley Wood

Hanley Wood, LLC, is the premier media and information company serving housing and construction. Through four operating divisions, the company produces award-winning magazines and Web sites, marquee trade shows and events, rich data and custom marketing solutions. The company also is North America's leading publisher of home plans. Hanley Wood Business Media (Washington, D.C.) publishes 32 award-winning residential and commercial construction titles, including BUILDER, REMODELING, ARCHITECT, CUSTOM HOME, CONCRETE CONSTRUCTION and residential architect. Hanley Wood Business Media also offers the construction industry's foremost collection of Web sites, including BUILDER ONLINE, REMODELING ONLINE, and ebuild, the comprehensive online guide to building products, as well as the largest collection of house plans online through and Dream Home Source.

Founded in 1976, Hanley Wood is a $250 million company owned by affiliates of JPMorgan Partners, LLC. CCMP Capital Advisors manages the Hanley Wood investment for JPMorgan Partners.

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