The downsizing of the newspaper printing and publishing industry continues. Cox Media Group Ohio, based in Dayton, Ohio, announced yesterday plans to close its newspaper printing facility located at 5000 Commerce Center Drive in nearby Franklin, Ohio, resulting in the layoffs of approximately 75 full-time and 60 part-time workers employed there. Located in Warren County along the Great Miami River and named, ironically, after Benjamin Franklin, Franklin, Ohio, has a population of nearly 12,000 residents. The three daily publications currently printed there — The Dayton Daily News, Springfield News-Sun and Journal-News — and some weekly publications will instead be printed at Gannett’s Indianapolis newspaper printing plant, following an outsourcing agreement that has been reached between Cox Media Group and Gannett Publishing Services. Click Read More below for additional detail.
Royle Printing is pleased to announce that Todd Kintopf is joining Royle Printing as Manager of Mailing and Distribution Services. In this role, Todd will oversee all aspects of mailing and distribution, both of which play a critical role for Royle and their customers.
“We are very pleased to have Todd join our team,” says Chris Carpenter, President and Owner of Royle Printing. “His experience and tenure in mail and distribution services will be put to good use as Royle grows and expands our service offering in these areas. We are continuing to invest in equipment, technology and partnerships, to provide customers with highly efficient and cost effective solutions. Todd will play a lead role in helping us fulfill this plan.”
Todd is a well-known resource within the distribution and mailing industry and brings over 33 years of experience to Royle Printing. He has been with Perry Judds, Arandell Corporation and most recently; he worked with LSC Communications, Inc. where he played a key role in organizing and executing mailing strategies that optimized co-mail results for customers.
“Royle’s leadership and financial strength puts them in an excellent position for growth,” states Kintopf. “I am excited to lead the efforts to expand and enhance their mailing and distribution capabilities, including a more robust and efficient co-mail platform.