Here's an early Christmas present for Midwest Construction readers: the magazine's Website has been totally revamped so that it's cleaner, brighter, more readable, and contains more information than before.

The new design is built on a format similar to that used by McGraw-Hill's premier national construction magazine, Engineering News-Record.

It's also in the format being adopted by all ten of the magazines in McGraw-Hill's nationwide family of regional construction publications: Northwest Construction, California Construction (North and South), Southwest Contractor, Texas Construction, Mountain States Construction, South Central Construction, Southeast Construction, Mid-Atlantic Construction, and New York Construction. Soon, all of our sites you visit will feel familiar.

As you look around the new Midwest Construction site, you'll notice not only a rotation of top stories, but also new categories for news about people and firms, places to display readers' construction photos (send us pics of your projects), more space for news about new products, a special section just for lists of top contractors and designers, and much more.

The effort to redesign Midwest Construction's Web site corresponds to our stronger focus on bringing readers breaking news from the Upper Midwest construction and related industries as quickly as possible. 

I'm excited about the ways Midwest Construction's new Web site will let us serve this region's construction industry better than ever before.

I hope you are, too.

Let me know what you think.

Mike Larson,
Midwest Construction