COSTA MESA, Calif. (July 9)—Crain Communications Inc., owner of Rubber & Plastics News, has acquired Workforce magazine from ACC Communications Inc., a family-owned business that has published the title for over 40 years. The deal becomes effective July 19, according to Crain Communications Chairman Keith Crain and President Rance Crain, and ACC Communications President Margaret Magnus. Published monthly, Workforce covers human resource news, trends and analysis to 47,500 HR executives with 275,000 registered online subscribers. Other brand extensions include a weekly e-mail newsletter, Workforce Week; twice monthly newsletter, Dear Workforce providing a forum for HR expert Q&A; and, the industry respected Workforce Optimas Awards. Headquartered in Detroit, Crain Communications publishes more than 30 consumer, business and trade publications. Workforce is located in Costa Mesa, and will remain there.