By: E&P Staff
Morris Communications subsidiary Morris Publishing Group, Augusta, Ga., bought a MAN Roland Uniset press to print Bluffton (S.C.) Today and selected products for the Savannah Morning News, including Coastal Antiques and Art magazine, Coastal Senior magazine, Effingham Now, Hardeeville (S.C.) Today, Hilton Head Today, and the Jasper County Sun.
The singlewide press is scheduled to start operating at the Savannah Morning News next fall. Its purchase represents the company’s expanded commitment to South Carolina’s Low Country, according to Morris Publishing CEO William S. Morris IV. The new singlewide “will produce higher quality color, improve efficiency and give the newspaper more printing flexibility,” Morris said.
Morris Publishing moved the Savannah Morning News two years ago to a new building that gave it space to expand. The plant produces the “hyper-local” free tabloid Bluffton (S.C.) Today, which was launched last year (E&P Online September 27, 2005).