HARDI has announced the name of the new magazine it is launching with BNP Media.

The new magazine, scheduled to appear in January, will be called Distribution Center.

The publication will be the official magazine of the Heating, Airconditioning & Refrigeration Distributors International and will be the only source of editorial commentary and resources written to enhance the success of association members, HARDI said. It will be produced in collaboration with the Air Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration News, BNP Media’s 85-year-old flagship HVAC weekly publication; and Snips.

“On behalf of BNP Media, the News, and partner magazine Snips, we are very excited to be launching Distribution Center magazine as the official publication for such an outstanding organization as HARDI,” said Mike Murphy, editor in chief of the News. “We are bringing our best talent from BNP Media together with the resources of HARDI. I can assure everyone that this will be the most professional, reliable, and informative magazine in the distribution market.”

The bimonthly publication will be read by approximately 11,000 people each issue. A digital version, dedicated website and special section within the ACHR News are also planned.

“We’ve put a lot of effort into mapping an editorial strategy with BNP Media that will provide robust and valuable information across all aspects of those involved with HVACR wholesale distribution,” said HARDI’s executive vice president and chief operating officer, Talbot Gee. “We’ll be unveiling the format to those attending our annual conference in October and educating our various committees and councils on how to fully use this new, powerful tool to their maximum advantage.”