Staten Island Advance to Print 13 NJ Publishing Weeklies

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By: Meg Campbell

Newhouse subsidiary NJN Publishing will start printing 13 of its New Jersey weekly papers at the Staten Island Advance starting in May. The papers, which include the Warren County Reporter and the Hunterdon Democrat, have been printed at the Easton (Pa.) Express-Times for nearly a decade.

?We have outgrown the capacity of the Easton press,? says NJN Publishing president Thomas Krekel, explaining that the weeklies require the better color capabilities and the more efficient inserting operations found at Staten Island.

The decision to cease publishing at the Easton facility affects 10 production employees, who will be offered other positions within the company or severance packages, according to the Express-Times.

Several years ago the Advance converted to offset printing on a new MAN Roland Geoman 70 press consisting of four full-color (eight-couple) towers and one H-type unit. Over its double 2:5:5/2:3:3 jaw folder is a doublewide, two-high former, a three-high angle-bar arrangement, and one four-high angle bar arrangement.

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