Booth’s New Paper Route

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By: E&P Staff

The company that has stored and locally trucked rail-transported Canadian newsprint to The Muskegon Chronicle for two years now will do the same for The Grand Rapids Press and Kalamazoo Gazette, combining storage and shipping for the three of Advance Publications’ eight Booth newspapers, in Michigan.

Chronicle Business Editor Dave Alexander reported in his paper’s Wednesday edition that Bay Logistics this week begins operating a just-completed 1,500-foot rail-freight spur for its new, 200,000-square-foot warehouse.

Muskegon-based Bay persuaded Booth to combine deliveries of newsprint from (and return of recovered newsprint for recycling to) the new facility for the group’s three western-Michigan dailies.

Bay will truck tons of newsprint rolls each day to each daily, where consumption ranges from 275-300 metric tons per month at the 44,738-circulation Chronicle to correspondingly higher levels at larger Gazette (56,299 weekday copies) and Press (139,216 copies).

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