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Gannett to move printing facility, 93 workers face layoffs

Gannett Co Inc. unit Gannett Publishing Services LLC plans to close its Johnson City, N.Y., printing facility and transfer the operations to Rochester, N.Y., this summer, pressconnects.com reported March 16.

The 12-year-old, $50 million Johnson City facility, which prints dailies Ithaca Journal, Elmira Star-Gazette and (Binghamton, N.Y.) Press & Sun-Bulletin, will reportedly lay off 93 workers during a 14-day period starting June 16, according to syracuse.com, citing a company notice to the U.S. Department of Labor.

Relocation and printing of the three publications in the new facility will commence in mid-June, according to the media reports.

The same Rochester plant produces Rochester daily Democrat and Chronicle.

The consolidation of the printing operations will "create operational efficiencies and savings" within the company, pressconnects.com said, citing George Troyano, president of Central New York Media, part of the USA TODAY Network.