Consolidation of BH Media Group newspaper printing begins at Journal plant


The consolidation of newspaper printing by BH Media Group’s North Carolina affiliates has begun at a $10 million expansion of the Winston-Salem Journal’s production plant.

The Fifth Street facility near Business 40 has gained an additional press with the new 12,000-square-foot space.

The consolidation involves the News & Record of Greensboro, as well as newspapers in Morganton, Marion, Hickory, Statesville and Mooresville printed at the Hickory Daily Record. The plant eventually will take over printing for newspapers in Concord and in Rockingham County.

Frank Clayton, operations manager at the site, said the plant is expected to absorb full daily production of the Greensboro newspaper on Monday. He said the plant has printed several days of full daily press runs for training purposes.

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