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THE SEATTLE TIMES CO. ANNOUNCES GRAND OPENING OF NORTH CREEK FACILITY

THE SEATTLE TIMES CO. ANNOUNCES GRAND OPENING OF NORTH CREEK FACILITY
 SEATTLE, Sept. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- On Thursday, Sept. 17, The Seattle Times Co. celebrates the official opening of its new North Creek Facility in Bothell, Wash. Opening ceremonies and ribbon cutting commence at 4 p.m., followed by tours of the facility and refreshments until 7 p.m. The guest list for the event includes dignitaries, friends and business associates of the Seattle Times Co. and company employees and their families.
 The public has been invited to view the new facility at an open house scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 26, between noon and 4 p.m. Tours will be conducted every fifteen minutes.
 The North Creek Facility features computer-controlled, state-of-the- art equipment for the production and distribution of newspapers. Through a Joint Operating Agreement, the Seattle Times Co. publishes The Seattle Times and represents the Seattle Post-Intelligencer. Although the newsrooms are separate and independent, both publications will be printed and distributed at the North Creek Facility. The plant was constructed to better serve the readers and advertisers of both newspapers.
 Planning for the North Creek Facility began in March of 1987, under the leadership of Frank Paiva, vice president of Operations for The Seattle Times. The planning process included input by the City of Bothell and Seattle Times Co. employees. Karen Slattery was named manager of the facility in December 1991, and production began with the printing of the Snohomish edition of The Seattle Times on May 18, 1992.
 At ground-breaking ceremonies in July of 1990, Seattle Times publisher and chief executive officer Frank Blethen said, "The new North Creek Facility symbolizes our commitment to the long-term health and vitality of the printed newspaper. Our willingness to take the company into debt for the first time in fifty years is a measure of our commitment to both quality journalism and the Greater Seattle community."
 The Seattle Times is an independent, privately and locally owned newspaper.
 FACTS ABOUT THE NEW SEATTLE TIMES NORTH CREEK FACILITY
 The Seattle Times North Creek Facility is located on 36 acres in the city of Bothell. The address is 19200 - 120th Avenue Northeast, Bothell, WA 98011.
 The North Creek Facility, which cost approximately $150 million to construct and equip, is operational seven days a week and will employ over 250 people.
 It represents the best of what it means to be a "clean industry." Efficient 95 percent recycling of newsprint, ink, film and aluminum plates is built into the delivery system. Seventy-five percent of the newsprint used contains 40 percent recycled fiber, the current maximum possible.
 The North Creek Facility produces and distributes daily copies of the Seattle Times and the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, plus the combined Sunday product for both papers. Under a Joint Operating Agreement, the Seattle Times Co. handles production, business, advertising and circulation operations for both Seattle dailies, while editorial and news operations of each paper remain strongly independent and competitive. Ultimately, 75 percent of total newspaper product (about 400,000 copies) will come from the North Creek Facility, with the remaining 25 percent produced at The Seattle Times downtown Seattle plant at Fairview and John.
 The main building covers a total area of 350,000 square feet. There are three Goss Colorliner presses on site, each weighing 908 tons. Building design allows for future expansion of pressroom and packaging and assembly areas. Another 14,000-square-foot vehicle-maintenance facility is located just south of the main building.
 The North Creek Facility was designed with the community in mind. To arrange tours or reserve one of eight conference rooms, call 206-489-7015 during business hours, Monday through Friday.
 The Seattle Times North Creek Facility is owned by the Seattle Times Co.
 FUN FACTS ABOUT THE SEATTLE TIMES NORTH CREEK FACILITY
 The North Creek Facility is one of the largest buildings in the Puget Sound area, and the largest by far in Bothell. These comparisons may give some perspective on its size:
 -- The size of the site is 36 acres, equivalent to 10 football fields long and three and a half fields deep.
 -- 11,000 cubic yards of concrete were poured for foundations and floor slabs, enough to fill 11,000 full-sized no-frost refrigerators.
 -- The weight of the major structural steel is 3,000 tons (six million pounds) about the same as 6,000 Seattle Seahawk defensive lines.
 -- Building height is 64 feet at the tallest point, as high as the Great Sphinx pyramid in Egypt.
 -- The warehouse has the capacity to store 3,000 rolls of newsprint. That's 21,000 miles in all, 70 times the distance between Seattle and Spokane.
 -- Each of the three presses weighs 908 tons, the weight of 125 jumbo-sized African elephants.
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 /CONTACT: Frances C. Malone of The Seattle Times, 206-464-2346/ CO: Seattle Times Co. ST: Washington IN: PUB SU:


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