Morris Communications to Consolidate Its Press Operations in Lubbock and Amarillo, TX
AUGUSTA, GA—September 5, 2014—Morris Communications (MCC) has announced the consolidation of its press operations in Lubbock, TX, and Amarillo, TX. The consolidation will be completed in two phases spanning the first and second quarters of 2015, resulting in a joint printing operation located at the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal building.
The project includes upgrading of equipment, new automation and controls that will replace the existing presses, providing quality improvements, increased color capabilities and the ability for the company to grow its commercial printing business.
"MCC has outsourced printing, St. Augustine, Athens, Conway and Topeka, where it made sense. In the rest of our markets it makes sense to invest in new more flexible equipment to become the dominant printer in the markets we serve," said Bob Kuhar, vice president of property and facilities for Morris Communications. “The more flexible printing equipment will allow us to go after a wide range of printed products.”
About Morris Communications
Morris Communications is part of a privately held media company with diversified holdings that include newspaper, magazine, and book publishing, radio broadcasting, and cable television. Morris' holdings include 11 daily newspapers, numerous nondaily and free community papers, 36 radio stations, numerous magazines and specialized publications, visitor (travel and tourism) publications, including Where Magazine, Wheretraveler.com, and Where Guestbooks and provides cable television, internet, broadband, and telephone services.