Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Binghamton Press & Sun Bulletin to Cease Printing of Newspaper Locally & Production Facility at 10 Gannett Drive Johnson City NY Listed for Sale.

Binghamton Press & Sun Bulletin to Cease Printing of Newspaper Locally & Production Facility at 10 Gannett Drive Johnson City NY Listed for Sale. Gannett, the owner of the Press & Sun-Bulletin, Binghamton, New York, told workers at the Central New York Production Facility in Johnson City about the closure March 15. 
The $50 million dollar Gannett newspaper printing operation in Broome County that opened in 2006 will close mid June, the building was put up for sale on or about June 7, 2018, see link. The Gannett Co. owned plant at 10 Gannett Drive Johnson City, NY 13790 has been listed for sale recently. This 97,000± SF production facility on 10.3 acres at 10 Gannett Drive Johnson City, NY is available for sale by CBRE|Syracuse
The warehouse, production & distribution space combine to approx. 81,000 SF 10 Gannett Drive Johnson City, NY. There are 5 dock-high & 3 on-grade doors, and ceiling heights vary from 30' to 44'. High corporate image building with Class A executive office space. Immediate highway access. 
According to pressconnects.com, the move at 10 Gannett Drive Johnson City, NY will affect about 98 employees involved in printing and packaging operations at the plant on Gannett Drive, just south of CFJ Boulevard. Starting in mid-June, the Binghamton newspaper, along with Gannett's Elmira and Ithaca dailies, are to be printed at the Rochester facility that now produces the Democrat and Chronicle. Newspaper circulation has declined in recent years as more people have turned to online information sources. There have been some other changes over the past 10 years. The single-copy price of the Press & Sun-Bulletin was 50 cents in 2006; the price now is $1.50. The size of a page in the newspaper has been trimmed since the printing plant started operating; each page now is an inch narrower.
The Press & Sun-Bulletin was a daily newspaper serving the area around Binghamton, New York. It was formed by the 1985 merger of The Evening Press which was known as The Binghamton Press prior to 1960 and The Sun-Bulletin. It is owned by the Gannett Company, who purchased The Binghamton Press in 1943 and The Sun-Bulletin in 1971. New York's February jobs report shows just four upstate areas with employment declines, all in central New York. Elmira, Binghamton, Syracuse and Utica-Rome are the only four of 15 New York metropolitan areas to report a private sector job loss in February, according to the monthly state survey. Utica-Rome recorded a 1,400 year-over-year job loss; Elmira 400; Syracuse and Binghamton 100 jobs each. After stabilizing in January, Binghamton's production sector was bleeding jobs again, 100 year-over-year, with more expected in the coming months as the Sanmina circuit board plant in Owego shuts down in waves, idling 200. In addition, Gannett Inc. announced it would close the $50 million central New York printing plant this summer in Johnson City, letting go about 100 workers at the site.

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