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Irrigation Association acquires Irrigation & Green Industry magazine

FAIRFAX, VIRGINIA (March 1, 2017)
— The Irrigation Association Board of Directors and CEO Deborah Hamlin, in conjunction with Denne Goldstein, publisher, and Ira Goldstein, president, ISG Communications, Inc., have announced that the Irrigation Association has purchased all of the assets of Irrigation & Green Industry magazine.

The purchase includes Irrigation & Green Industry magazine, its website, all of its newsletters and its intellectual property. The sale became effective Feb. 28, 2017.

“Many landscape contractors already either install irrigation systems or repair them. The Irrigation Association has been exploring ways to expand its reach to all landscape contractors,” Hamlin said. “The publication will remain as it is with the same editorial focus.”

“We are excited,” said Greg Hunter, president of the association. “Irrigation & Green Industry magazine has been the official publication of the IA for many years. It seems to be a natural fit and another benefit for not only our members, but the industry at large.”

Goldstein said, “The Irrigation Association just seemed to be the perfect fit. We both envisioned the same goals — that is to help inform and educate the landscape and irrigation contractor. I know the association is committed to achieving those goals.”

“Business will continue as usual,” stated Hamlin. “We have no intention of making any changes presently. Denne Goldstein will continue on as publisher, and Ira and Stacey Goldstein and the entire staff will continue in their current positions. Its offices will remain in California.”