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March 2016

Heartland Communications Group, Inc. Celebrates 50-Year Milestone


FORT DODGE, IOWA (March 24, 2016) – Heartland Communications Group, Inc., a leading full-service publisher specializing in agriculture, construction, aviation, industrial machines, and consumer lifestyle magazines, is celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2016.

On April 14, 1966, the first four-page Contractors Hot Line “want-to-buy” newsletter was distributed by an Iowa contractor and his wife to industry professionals searching for an easier way to locate and sell equipment in the Midwest. The success of the newsletter became the foundation for Heartland Communications Group, which has launched many publications over the last five decades. Today, the company produces more than 40 print and digital publications and annual guidebooks that reach an expanding global audience.

Heartland leaders credit its employees and many clients for the company’s success. Mr. Gale W. McKinney, Heartland President and CEO, stated, “Heartland’s success is a direct result of the dedicated, passionate commitment of its staff past and present. What we do is not easy. Our staff must know our customers’ businesses as well as our own. Heartland has persevered for 50 years because of our staff’s significant skill set and the customized solutions we consistently tailor for our clients to reach their customers. In some ways we are a bit of a throwback—relying on the attributes of a strong work ethic and a dedicated commitment to our clients’ success. These values learned through our history combined with an array of new marketing innovations will provide Heartland with a bright future.”

While Heartland Communications Group Inc. continues to adhere to the philosophy of connecting buyers and sellers, it has expanded its offerings over the years to provide a full range of marketing services—from print and electronic advertising, editorial and public relations, subscriptions, list marketing, bulk mailing and graphic design. The company operates from its home office in Fort Dodge, Iowa, as well as satellite offices in Des Moines, Iowa; Kansas City, Mo.; Lincoln, Neb.; Manitowoc, Wis.; Phoenix, Ariz.; Denver, Colo.; and London, England.

 As Heartland Communications Group, Inc. approaches its golden anniversary, it looks forward to continued growth and providing the industries it serves with experience, professionalism and creativity. “We are grateful for our customers who have trusted and relied upon our services to disseminate their messages to their target markets. Their partnerships have helped us develop compelling products to better meet their needs. We value the personal and professional relationships we have cultivated through the years and look forward to reaching new customers as we continue to grow,” McKinney said.

To celebrate this company landmark, two events are scheduled for Friday, April 22, at the company’s headquarters at 1003 Central Avenue in downtown Fort Dodge. At 2 p.m., the Greater Fort Dodge Growth Alliance and city leaders will hold a ribbon-cutting. An open house will follow from 2-4 p.m.

NTPDA Welcomes DLS Worldwide as a New Associate Member

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NTPDA welcomes DLS Worldwide as a new Associate Member!

As a subsidiary of RR Donnelly, DLS Worldwide has an enormous freight spend and specializes in the expedited movement of new, used and remanufactured parts and equipment throughout the lower 48 and both to and from Canada.

Their online logistics platform provides you instant access to the industries best rates from over 100 LTL (freight) carriers with nationwide range and reach and they have negotiated a number of special concessions for NTPDA members.

  • They work with literally thousands of dismantlers
  • Their R&L carrier contract has lift gate fees waived for NTPDA members
  • Their Yellow Roadway contract (YRC) has tradeshow access fees waived for NTPDA members
  • Their rates don’t increase when you enter oversized skids, irregular dimensions or extreme length shipments
  • And - they offer a low-cost insurance option for new, used and remanufactured commodities such as engines, transmission PTO’s and drive train components…

Call Steven P. Haas at 612-296-1806 and mention Code Word: Fargo-Ops to get access to NTPDA pricing and carrier concessions – He can have you equipped to ship the same day you call!