Practical business information is a precious commodity-concise and current information is even more invaluable. The print issues of Walls & Ceilings that you receive each month are a testament to that; a trusted

resource that you turn to for the latest news and industry info. We're committed to presenting new avenues to provide you the most efficient means of accessing useful, timely and accurate information of the high caliber that you're accustomed to as one of our readers.

That being said, W&C's parent company, BNP Media, is adding a new service to further assist readers in doing better business: LINX.

BNP Media has announced the forthcoming launch of BNP Media LINX, an online search engine, powered by Google, that crawls across the varied industries served by BNP Media publications*-manufacturing, security systems, architecture and construction, food and packaging, HVACR, industrial machinery and plumbing-to retrieve and deliver pertinent industry information to effectively meet the demands of the trade professional reader.

The service is an all-encompassing tool that provides you, the walls and ceiling contractor, with immediate access to logged, organized and fully searchable past-issue archives, industry information, classifieds/products and services, plus much more.

LINX is designed to benefit industry professionals by bringing the latest news concerning the industry and connecting you to BNP Media's array of industry-specific titles, events, columnists and information that BNP Media has been bringing you for more than 77 years.

Tradespeople can now narrow their search results and pull timely information from a trusted source. Search with confidence and get the results that will help retain your edge. BNP Media LINX can be accessed at We're available online-all the time.

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Readers: Don't forget to enter your submission to W&C's first annual Excellence in Design Awards. Deadline is fast approaching (see our ad on page 49). We're also looking forward to seeing many of you at the Business Solutions Conference in Myrtle Beach this November (see pages 67-70).

Between LINX, reader recognition awards and educational conferences ... who says this isn't the W&C of the 21st century? W&C