FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — The Arizona Day by day Solar is shutting down its printing press and outsourcing the do the job to a facility in metropolitan Phoenix, the newspaper declared Wednesday.

The move will choose place in mid-Might, and the 20,000 sq.-foot building that also properties the newspaper staff members will be put up for sale, claimed Colleen Brady, the Each day Sun’s publisher and advertising and marketing director.

In a letter to audience revealed Wednesday, Brady attributed the selection to the problem in holding a a lot more than 55-12 months-aged press functioning and the will need to keep competitive. The Every day Sunshine has been printed in Flagstaff for extra than 80 yrs, including 26 at the present spot off Route 66 on the west side of the town, she claimed.

“We do this with a heavy coronary heart simply because of the dedicated output and press employees who ensured that we continued to generate high-quality publications,” Brady wrote.

The Day by day Sunlight, like other newspapers, has downsized more than the many years. It stopped printing a Monday edition in 2012 and ceased print publication of other niche goods additional not too long ago.

The newspaper also has experienced to apply layoffs in the editorial, circulation, advertising and marketing and production departments.

Brady declined to remark Wednesday on how the selection to outsource printing will impact a number of workers, some of whom have labored there for decades.

Charles Arms, a spokesman for Lee Enterprises, which owns the Day-to-day Sun, stated the organization would not comment on the alterations past what was in Brady’s letter.

The Phoenix-location facility that will print the Everyday Sun is operate by the Arizona Republic, part of Gannett Co.

The Day by day Solar prints other newspapers in Arizona. Brady claimed the Every day Sun will retain people shoppers and continue offering newspapers, including the Arizona Republic, the Wall Street Journal, United states of america Right now and other folks, close to northern Arizona.

Brady claimed at the time the Daily Sun constructing is marketed, the remaining newspaper workers will relocate within just Flagstaff.

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