From: Browning, P.J
Sent: Tue 2/3/2009 5:51 PM
To: Tsn All Sun News Users
Subject: Printing and Packaging Outsourcing Announcement
All - we will be running an article in tomorrow's newspaper and posting online information regarding outsourcing of printing and packaging. Just to give you a few details:
Last night and today we held employee meetings for all of our printing and packaging employees. We shared with this group that we have signed a letter of intent to outsource the printing and packaging of The Sun News in April.
While this move makes sense from a financial and a long term capital avoidance perspective, it still impacts employees who have done a wonderful job day in and day out in producing our paper. When we looked at outsourcing we had several things to consider. Our press is 23 years old and a part of the thinking was capital avoidance through upgrades to the press. In addition, in our search for a printer, we wanted to find someone that would provide the same or better quality product and last but not least, the ability to have deadline flexibility so we can deliver on our circulation deadlines to our readers.
We feel confident that we will be able to meet these goals and will be forthcoming as more information is available.
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