As Render finishes up another successful year and 40 years of service to the rendering industry, it’s a perfect time to take a moment, reflect on how we got here, and thank those instrumental for getting us this far.

In the early 1970s, a group of renderers saw a need to broaden the reach of getting news on the industry out to others and filled it with Render. As time went on, renderer and supplier companies financially supported the magazine with their advertising dollars. That is still the case today, as Render is 100 percent financed by advertising dollars. There is no charge to subscribe to Render, providing a broader audience reach domestically and internationally. So hats off to all the advertisers, both past and present, that so graciously support the only international magazine to focus on this incredible and much-needed industry.

Of course, the pages of Render would be quite empty with just ads, so the generous contributors of the written word over the years cannot go unmentioned. We have regular columnists from the National Renderers Association and Washington, DC, (thanks Tom, David, Kent, Steve, and Mark) and guest writers who have the knowledge about an equipment or market and are gracious enough to educate us on a topical matter. Thank you all.

And without the expertise of the company that gets those ads and articles printed on paper, reading Render would have to be done on a screen of some sort, so much appreciate goes to Sundance Press in Tucson, AZ.

A big thanks to the staff at Render – Associate Editor Lisa Baran, who makes sure we all look great on that piece of printed paper by correcting those little mistakes. She is this editor’s right hand woman who not-so-quietly goes about her job and we thank her for that.

Thanks also to this editor’s husband, who carries the luggage, helps pick apart a cover, and who has embraced an extended rendering family with vigor.

Last, but certainly not least, much gratitude to the readers of Render. We do this for you – and we couldn’t do it without you. So thank you all.

Here’s to another 40 years!

December 2011 RENDER | back