Black’s Sound Publishing Consolidates Printing

By: E&P Staff

Victoria, B.C.-based Black Press Ltd.’s Sound Publishing subsidiary, which took over operation of Washington state’s King County Journal Newspapers last fall, will end printing at its Kent, Burlington and Lynnwood plants and consolidate the work at a new leased site in Everett, north of Seattle.

Sound Publishing owns 18 community newspapers, most of them part of the new King County Publications. Its Bainbridge Island plant will remain in operation.

Since closing the daily King County Journal earlier this year, the company has concentrated on its non-daily publications. The new plant (in Snohomish County) will begin printing all King County Publications titles this summer, the company announced Wednesday.

Sound Publishing President Manfred Tempelmayr said some employees will lose their jobs, but that press and mailroom workers were encouraged to apply for positions at the Everett plant.

Black Press President David Black told the Seattle Post-Intelligencer that all existing presses will be used at the new plant.

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