CherryRoad Media, which has been quietly acquiring newsrooms around the country, has purchased Gannett Co.’s printing operations in Hutchinson, Kansas.
The terms were not disclosed. The sale closes on September 1.
Gannett will still own The Hutchinson News, and that local paper will continue being printed at the Hutchinson plant.
“We are pleased to have reached this agreement with CherryRoad Media,” says Doug Horne, chief financial officer at Gannett. “This transaction ensures we continue our mission of providing essential, trusted journalism to the community and that our experienced team at the Hutchinson facility will continue their good work, bringing local news to our audiences.”
CherryRoad’s Kansas publications and other newspapers in central and western Kansas are printed at the Hutchinson facility.
Last September, CherryRoad acquired 20 Kansas titles from Gannett. In addition, it purchased three Massachusetts papers that were about to be closed by Gannett: The Leominster Champion, The Millbury-Sutton Chronicle and The Grafton News.
And, in a deal that did not involve Gannett, CherryRoad Media took over The McCall (Idaho) Star-News in November.
CherryRoad Media, a subsidiary of New Jersey-based CherryRoad Technologies, plans on introducing new technologies to its publications while maintaining high standards for printed newspapers.