Upstate Publisher Closes Facility To Move West
Gannett Publishing is moving closing its printing facility, laying off nearly 100 workers to move its primary printing. Garnet prints the Binghamton Press & Sun-Bulletin, Ithaca Journal and Elmira Star-Gazette and is aiming to move its facility to Rochester by this summer.
The Broome County printing plant opened in 2006 on the former site of the Endicott Johnson shoe factory, bringing together the printing of the Binghamton, Ithaca, and Elmira dailies.
Gannett Publishing Services said in a required notice to the State Department of Labor that 93 employees at its printing plant at 10 Gannett Drive in Johnson City will be laid off during a 14-day period beginning June 16. The notice was filed under New York's Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act.
George Troyano, president of Central New York Media, a part of Gannett's USA Today Network as saying the company will assist employees in applying for any other positions in the company for which they are qualified. He also said the affected workers will be eligible to apply for positions at the Rochester facility.
Starting in mid-June, the three newspapers will be printed in the same plant that produces the Gannett-owned Rochester Democrat and Chronicle.