About Us

Simmons-Boardman Publishing Corp. is one of the oldest, most well-respected, privately held B2B publishers in the U.S. Our diverse portfolio of print and digital products includes magazines, books, directories, e-newsletters, conferences, educational materials, websites, and trusted media brands spanning the banking to the sign building industries. More than 200,000 executives around the world count on Simmons-Boardman Publishing's media products to help them make key strategic decisions about their businesses every day.

Headquartered in New York City, Simmons-Boardman Publishing has a global reach, maintaining editorial, sales, circulation and educational offices and facilities in the U.S. and United Kingdom, with representatives throughout Europe and Asia. The company's main offices are in New York, N.Y., Chicago, Ill., Omaha, Neb., Orlando, Fla., Haywards Heath and Falmouth, England.

Simmons-Boardman's current structure did not begin to take shape until 1908. That year marked the merger of two very influential and prestigious railroad journals: The Railroad Gazette (founded 1856) and The Railway Age (1876). Two officers of The Gazette financed the consolidation and gave the new company its name: E. A. Simmons, The Gazette's vice president-advertising, and William H. Boardman, its editor.

Today, Simmons-Boardman remains the world's largest publisher of rail industry information under the guiding hand of the McGinnis family. The late Arthur McGinnis Sr. gained a controlling interest in Simmons-Boardman in the early 1960's. Arthur J. McGinnis Jr. is now chairman and president of Simmons–Boardman Publishing. Other senior officers of the company include Ms. Pat McGinnis, a co-owner and director; Ms. Kim McGinnis, director; Jonathan Chalon, Group Publisher; and Allen Morrell, controller.

Contact Us:
New York Office:
55 Broad Street, 26th Floor
New York, NY 10004
Phone: (212) 620-7200

Chicago Office:
20 South Clark Street
Suite 1910
Chicago, IL 60603
(312) 683-5025
Fax: (312) 683-0131

Omaha Office:
1809 Capitol Avenue
Omaha, NE 68102
Phone: (402) 346-4300
Books: 800-228-9670
UK Editorial Office:
46 Killigrew Street
Falmouth, Cornwall TR11 3PP, UK
Tel: +44 1326 313945
Fax: +44 1326 211576
UK Sales Office:
Suite N2
The Priory
Syresham Gardens
Haywards Heath
RH16 3LB
Tel: +44 1444 416368
Fax: +44 1444 458185
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Davison Publishing:
258 Southhall Lane, Suite 300
Maitland, FL  32751
Phone: 407-380-8900
Fax: 407-380-5222

PO Box 1172,
Skokie, IL 60076-8172
US: (800) 895-4389
Canada & International: (402) 346-4740
Fax: (847) 763-9544