MERX Strengthens Strategic Partnership with McGraw-Hill Construction

    LONGUEUIL, QC, Aug. 6 /CNW Telbec/ - MERX, Canada's leading electronic
publishing service of government and private tenders and subsidiary of
Mediagrif Interactive Technologies Inc. (TSX: MDF), announced today it has
signed an agreement with McGraw-Hill Construction, the premier provider of
construction information and intelligence in North America and part of The
McGraw-Hill Companies (NYSE:   MHP) to collaborate on expanding information
offerings to the construction and building products industry in Canada and the
    MERX and McGraw-Hill Construction will work together on the publishing of
construction project data to provide additional value to both the Building
Products Manufacturers and Contractor markets. Technology and expertise will
be shared by both companies to drive common goals, expanding the reach and the
quality of current information services.
    "As Canada's leading electronic network for obtaining information on
Canadian construction projects, MERX provides a national perspective within
all levels of government and also in the private sector." stated Norbert W.
Young, Jr., President of McGraw-Hill Construction. "We are very pleased to be
working with MERX to enhance the quality of information we provide our
Canadian customers, as well as our U.S. customers looking to expand globally."
added Mr. Young.
    "We have been working with McGraw-Hill Construction in Canada for the
last three years and this partnership is a natural extension of the mutual
interests both companies have. Construction companies and building products
companies throughout North America are demanding reliable, accurate and timely
information on construction projects and by working closely together to share
technology, resources and experience, MERX and McGraw-Hill will provide the
most comprehensive news source for construction projects in both Canada and
the U.S." concluded Paul Saunders, President of MERX.
    Canadian and U.S. private construction project data and government
tenders are currently available at

    About McGraw-Hill Construction:

    McGraw-Hill Construction, part of The McGraw-Hill Companies (NYSE:   MHP),
connects people, projects and products across the design and construction
industry. Backed by the power of Dodge (,
Sweets (, Engineering News-Record (ENR)
(, Architectural Record
(, GreenSource
(, and 11 regional publications, the company
provides information, intelligence, tools, applications and resources to help
customers grow their business. McGraw-Hill Construction serves more than one
million customers within the $4.6 trillion global construction community. For
more information, visit

    About Mediagrif Interactive Technologies Inc.

    Mediagrif Interactive Technologies Inc. (TSX: MDF) is a world-leading
operator of e-business networks and provider of complete e-business solutions.
Mediagrif's e-business networks allow buyers and sellers within specific
industries to source, purchase or sell products and to exchange documents more
efficiently using the Internet. Mediagrif operates 14 networks, including
industry leaders,,, and
Mediagrif also owns MERX,, the exclusive provider of e-tendering
services to the Government of Canada, and is a leading provider of government
bid aggregation services and e-procurement services in the U.S. Headquartered
in Longueuil, Mediagrif has various offices in Canada, the U.S, China, India
and Dubai. For more information, please visit us at or call
1 877 677-9088.
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For further information:

For further information: McGraw-Hill Construction: Kathy Malangone,
Senior Director Communications, McGraw-Hill Construction, The McGraw-Hill
Companies, (212) 904-4376,; MERXMediagrif
Interactive Technologies: Kathy Roberge, Director, Communications, Mediagrif
Interactive Technologies, (450) 677-8797, ext. 3014,

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