By: E&P Staff
The Daily Herald in Provo, Utah, announced Monday that it signed a 10-year agreement with MediaOne to move all its printing and inserting to MediaOne?s West Valley City plant. The Herald will maintain its own carrier force.
The Herald said it will mothball its Goss Urbanite press, which dates from the early 1970s, and eliminate 52 full- and part-time production positions.
Opened in 2006 by the joint operating agency responsible for the Salt Lake Tribune and Deseret News, the West Valley plant?s newer TKS ColorTop 5000UD 4-by-1 press can print up to 40,000 copies of the Herald with more color pages and in under an hour — less than half the time required on the old Urbanite ? and outperform the Herald?s old inserters. The plant also prints The New york Times, The Wall Street Journal and USA Today.
“This is a strategic move, not a response to the economy,” Herald Publisher Rona Rahlf said.