As the publication widely known for more than half a century as “The Voice For the St. Louis Construction Industry” celebrates 55 years of continuous journalism, we’re delighted to remain the construction industry’s go-to source of intelligently written, detailed, compelling stories of projects and the people who build them.
We recognize those who have built the framework for the very stuff we proudly cover – high-profile construction projects, persisting industry issues and the emerging legacies of construction leaders of all kinds. We have the honor of faithfully writing and publishing a longstanding, quality magazine that’s respected for its gritty, brick-by-brick coverage of significant construction projects and industry realities. Since 1969, our publication has been respected as the legitimate source of detailed, compelling narrative on projects, people and issues.
You’ve been a part of our story from the beginning. Our founder, a serial entrepreneur, journalist, husband and father of seven, had your story in mind when he launched CNR on July 15, 1969 during an era when labor and management relations were stretched thin, and when the nation had been at war in Vietnam for 13 years. Much closer to home, there existed another conflict: The Ironworkers’ strike. This publication was born of the creativity, solid work ethic and sheer guts of a founder who volunteered on his high school newspaper staff, served as a U.S. Navy Lieutenant, worked in advertising agencies, sold construction products door-to-door, served as a labor-management mediator and showed his kids how journalism has the power of giving people a voice and facilitating positive change.
A half century later, CNR is dedicated to these same ideals. As we recognize and respect our deep St. Louis roots, we also know that the world has become less geographically centric. Today’s digital footprint allows us to follow our longstanding St. Louis-based supporters to wherever their next construction project leads them. We remain steadfast in our love and regard for projects and issues across the St. Louis region, but we also know that the geographical boundaries that once defined our scope of work have largely disappeared and that CNR’s supporters are designing, engineering and building projects – while confronting very real issues – across the nation, and sometimes beyond that. What may once have been geographical barriers have morphed into open doors to new markets and new clients.
Join with CNR as we continue telling your story, the narrative our founder knew as compelling 55 years ago, and a story we still find more than intriguing. Join us on the journey as our pledge to equip you with intelligent, gritty, brick-by-brick storytelling continues. Let’s build the future together.