Cengage Learning Partners with Grainger to Make Training and Resource Materials Available to Building Trades Professionals

Delmar, part of Cengage Learning and a leading provider of learning solutions for ongoing career development and education, today announced a new distribution agreement with Grainger, North America’s leading broad line supplier of maintenance, repair and operating (MRO) products. Building trades professionals will now be able to purchase Delmar training products and reference materials through Grainger. Available products will cover several trades, including building and construction, drafting/engineering, electrical, EMS, fire, HVAC-R, industrial technology and welding. Specific product lines include the National Electrical Code®, the DEWALT® Professional Reference Series, the Residential Construction Academy Series and other training and professional reference products.

“By including Cengage Learning’s high quality materials in Grainger’s comprehensive product offering, we are making it easier for our customers to acquire the full spectrum of tools needed to complete construction projects – from building supplies to training materials to code reference books,” said Greg Clayton, vice president, Cengage Learning. “We recognize the importance of making it easy for our customers to get the resources that they need. Grainger’s expansive reach into the industrial construction market enables us to place our products where our customers already are.”

With more than 600 branches worldwide, Grainger offers customers quick, easy access to the products they need to get the job done. Customers can access Cengage Learning products through Grainger’s branch locations, catalog, and its website, www.grainger.com. NEC® code books are currently available for preorder at www.constructionbook.com and October 18, 2010 at www.grainger.com.

“Now more than ever, businesses of all sizes are counting on Grainger to be the one-stop shop for all of their industrial supplies,” said Fred Costello, Vice President, Product Management, Grainger. “Through our new partnership with Cengage Learning, we are poised to handle even more of our customers’ building project needs.”

Cengage Learning’s leading training and reference information provides must-have information to construction craft-workers and managers to increase productivity, safety, and profitability. For more information on Cengage Learning products for building trades professionals, please visit www.informationdestination.cengage.com.

About Delmar and Cengage Learning

Cengage Learning is a leading provider of innovative teaching, learning and research solutions for the academic, professional and library markets worldwide. Delmar, part of Cengage Learning, is the leading provider of lifelong learning products and services for the health care, technology and trades, and career education markets. Delmar’s market-leading imprints include Autodesk Press, Chilton, Milady, NetLearning and OnWord Press. For more information please visit www.cengage.com or www.delmar.cengage.com.

About W.W. Grainger, Inc.

W.W. Grainger, Inc. with 2009 sales of $6.2 billion is North America’s leading broad line supplier of maintenance, repair and operating (MRO) products with an expanding presence in Asia and Latin America.