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Printing Press Auctioned, Dismantled

November 23, 2012
The ink rollers on the printing equipment at the Tracy Press imprinted their final images on Nov. 15—nearly 100 years from the date of the newspaper’s first on-site publication. John Wilson, pressroom foreman, said that the final printing day was “sad and somber” for him and his three employees.

He [Wilson] said it’s increasingly difficult to maintain the economic viability of operating a printing press. He cited several reasons, including increased costs related to environmental and government oversight of the printing process.

The printing press was not included in the sale of Tracy Press Inc. and its three newspapers....



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