The Eugene Register-Guard will soon be printed and packaged in Vancouver, Washington. The newspaper made the announcement Wednesday, saying corporate owner Gannett plans to close local production facilities in early March.
In a write up, Register-Guard Managing Editor Michelle Maxwell stated the last issue will be printed in Eugene on March 7. Then, all papers and products will be printed by the Columbian Publishing Company in Washington state.
The dissolution of R-G printing services in Eugene will affect 49 employees. Maxwell wrote the company will assist them in seeking new jobs and if possible, offer employment at other locations.
News and advertising teams will reportedly remain in Eugene. In a written statement, Gannett spokesperson Carlene Cox said there will be no changes to current paper delivery schedules, quality or design as a result of this move.
In 2018, the Register-Guard began outsourcing copy editing and layout to a design firm in Austin, Texas.