The Macon County Times is truly a diverse organization that boasts several areas of business.
These include print advertising, circulation and web revenue. But there is another service we offer, and that is printing.
Some people may know that the Macon County Times is the only newspaper actually printed in Macon County.
That press runs three days a week printing our newspaper and other products and it is an important aspect of our overall profitability - and our overall importance to Heartland Publications.
More than the paper, every week, we print numerous sets of business cards, business forms, flyers, handbills, brochures, booklets, newsletters and more.
These types of print jobs are usually done on one or more of our three Davidson presses.
This is a valuable service we provide to our business partners in Macon County, and more than a few outside the county.
The printing services we offer are important to our operation. They, like all areas of our business, are profitable, and allow us to continue to invest in a variety of benefits for our employees as well as invest in the expansion of our products.
It is a piece of the puzzle that helps us contribute to and support youth organizations and student groups.
And it adds to the economy as these "commercial printing" operations as well as the printing of our own newspaper and others directly ensures the employment of four people. Plus, its overall contribution to our overall budget also helps to ensure the other seven employees here have job security.
I offer my thanks to the hardworking press crew, led by Glenn Patterson, and welcome any visitors who'd like to check out the press in person.