New plant for Irving daily
by Esther Crandall
FREDERICTON—The Daily Gleaner, smallest of the Irving-owned newspapers,
is now publishing out of a spanking new building where its 18 or
20 newsroom people are working with $1.5 million worth of new equipment.
The Gleaner has replaced linotypes with two computerized
typesetters. The eight-unit press prints sixty-four pages at a maximum
rate of 50,000 per hour, double the capacity of the presses left
behind in the Gleaner's old downtown building.
The daily began its move into the uptown building last January.
John E. Foy, general manager of the Canadian Daily Newspaper Publishers
Association, and Keith Kincaid, general manager of The Canadian Press, were at the official opening March 31. Keynote speaker
was New Brunswick natural resources minister J.W. Bird, who once
delivered The Gleaner.
Bird, who stood in for Premier Richard Hatfield, said former publisher
Brigadier Michael Wardell gave him a start in politics by "printing
my picture and a few good words," although these were later followed
by "cartoons with tougher words", Bird said.
Current Gleaner publisher is Tom Crowther whose background
is in advertising. Before moving to the Gleaner in late 1977,
Crowther worked for 32 years with the Irving newspapers in Saint
JohnóThe Evening Times-Globe and The Telegraph-Journal.
The Irving family also owns the Moncton dailies, the Times
In Fredericton, University Press of New Brunswick Ltd., which owns
the Gleaner, also publishes books and the Atlantic Advocate,
a general interest monthly magazine.
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