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West Group Acquires IHS Regulatory, Compliance Products

West Group (http://www.westgroup.com), a division of the Thomson Corp., has announced that it has acquired the environmental and human resources business divisions of the Information Handling Services (IHS) Group (http://www.ihsgroup.com). Headquartered in Englewood, Colorado, IHS is a leading publisher of regulatory, business, professional, engineering, technical, and energy professional information databases. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

West Group will acquire approximately 11 environmental and human resources products, including Enflex and Personnet. Enflex provides regulatory and compliance information from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Department of Transportation, Occupational Safety & Health Administration, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Nuclear Regulatory Commission, and Department of Energy, and the corresponding agencies from all 50 states and Puerto Rico; some international regulatory information; standards information; and a database with Material Safety Datasheets (MSDS). Personnet is a source for federal human resources laws, regulations, and case decisions.

"I am pleased that West Group is broadening its presence in the regulatory and compliance information solutions business," said Mike Wilens, West Group president. "IHS information databases are held in high regard in the corporate, government, and legal markets as reliable and authoritative information sources, and the content will perfectly complement our existing primary and analytical products."

Source: West Group



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