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DEWALT Trade Reference Series to Include New Titles



Additional resources for technical and building trades professionals

Albany, NY, Thomson Delmar Learning, a leader in educational resources for lifelong learning and part of The Thomson Corporation, announced today the release of the newest additions to the DEWALT Trade Reference Series. The series is a complete line of reference books designed for the technical and trade professional to increase productivity, reduce downtime, and get the job done right. With quick and easy access to hundreds of charts, illustrations, formulas, laws, conversions, tables, and symbols, the DEWALT Trade Reference Series delivers up-to-date information including industry standards and convenient tips to assist professionals while on the job.

Thomson Delmar Learning will be adding eight new titles to the series throughout the remainder of the year. The titles feature a durable cover, strong binding and are published in a convenient pocket size, ideal for professionals in the field. Each DEWALT Trade Reference book includes large charts and illustrations, helping to better clarify critical reference material for professionals. Thomson Delmar Learning has the exclusive sales rights to bookstore retail, book wholesalers, book distributors, online book retailers, and the education market.

“The continued strong employment growth within the professional building trades paired with the tremendous strength of the DEWALT brand has provided this series with a loyal and rapidly expanding customer base. By keeping with the series objective of providing critical, on-the-job reference material, these new titles are natural additions; and we expect the same strong demand as we’ve had with our existing publications,” said Ed Francis, Product Development Manager at Thomson Delmar Learning.

Thomson Delmar Learning, together with DEWALT, a trusted brand name in the building trades market, offers the professional pocket references to provide the latest information to enhance skills and boost the careers of today’s technical and trade professionals. These professionals include contractors, service technicians, maintenance persons, plant managers, engineers, designers, architects, and others. The newest titles in the DEWALT Trade Reference Series include:

DEWALT® Blueprint Reading Professional Reference (available now): a powerful reference tool for plumbers, carpenters, roofers, electricians, flooring installers, HVAC technicians, MRO staff or any other trade professional. This title includes real blueprint sections and symbols broken down by the specific trades.

ISBN 0-9770-0035-4

DEWALT® Construction Estimating Professional Reference (available summer 2006): essential in helping the professional successfully bid on construction projects. Based on real-life experience in bidding hundreds of different types of jobs, this guide walks through every step of the bidding process – from receiving a set of drawings to the post-bid review.

ISBN 0-9777-1830-1

DEWALT® Residential Remodeling & Repair Professional Reference (available summer 2006): contains the essential reference material for almost every aspect of residential construction, remodeling and repair. It covers concrete, masonry, carpentry, walls, floors, roofing, siding, insulation, painting, finishing, plumbing, HVAC, electrical, and much more.

ISBN 0-9777-1831-X

DEWALT® HVAC/R Professional Reference-Master Edition (available fall 2006): With more than 500 pages of extensive information on such important topics as refrigeration systems, piping, ductwork, motors, compressors, fans, pumps and more, this “answer book” is one of the most complete HVAC/R professional references available.

ISBN 0-9770-0038-9

DEWALT® Safety/OSHA Professional Reference (available winter 2006): More than 350 pages of OSHA-compliant reference material gives readers total access to critical safety information as it applies to scaffolding, ladders, fall protection, protective equipment, electricity, working in trenches, demolition, and much more.

ISBN 0-9777-1833-6

DEWALT® Plumbing Licensing Exam Guide (available winter 2006): Based upon the 2006 International Plumbing Code®, this expansive resource covers the journeyman, apprentice, master, and contractor licensing exams, as well as ICC Certification.

ISBN 0-9770-0036-2

DEWALT® Building Contractor’s Licensing Exam Guide (available winter 2006): Based upon the 2006 International Building Code®, this complete guide covers residential, commercial, and industrial licensing exams, as well as ICC Certification.

ISBN 0-9770-0037-0

DEWALT® Spanish/English Construction Dictionary (Illustrated) (available summer 2006): a vital resource for jobsite communication with over 200 illustrated callouts that help identify terms which are listed both by trade and alphabetically.

ISBN 0-9770-0039-7

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About The Thomson Corporation and Thomson Delmar Learning

The Thomson Corporation (TSX: TOC; NYSE: TOC), with 2005 revenues of $8.7 billion, is a global leader in providing integrated information solutions to business and professional customers. Thomson provides value-added information, software tools and applications to more than 20 million users in the fields of law, tax, accounting, financial services, higher education, reference information, corporate e-learning and assessment, scientific research and healthcare. With operational headquarters in Stamford, Conn., Thomson has approximately 40,000 employees and provides services in approximately 130 countries. Thomson Delmar Learning ( is the leading provider of lifelong learning products and services for the health care, technology and trades, and career education markets. Thomson Delmar Learning’s market-leading imprints include Autodesk Press, Chilton, Milady, NetLearning, OnWord Press, Singular Publishing Group, and West Legal Studies.


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