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UPDATED: Auburn printing plant to close, up to 33 will lose jobs

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6/23/2014

Mass Web Printing’s Auburn facility will close July 3 as part of the company’s sale, resulting in the loss of up to 33 jobs.
Mass Web workers will be able to apply for jobs under the new ownership group, said Chuck O’Malley, Mass Web’s general manager. Employees, however, would likely have to relocate to take those positions, he said.   
Mass Web is currently owned by Boston-based Phoenix Media/Communications Group, whose flagship paper – the alt-weekly Boston Phoenix – went out of business in March 2013.
The sale is expected to involve just the Mass Web assets and not the entire communications group, O’Malley said.
Mass Web has been in the newspaper and magazine printing business for more than 25 years and handles everything from huge circular runs in the hundreds of thousands to school newspaper print runs of 600, according to the company’s website.
The existing Phoenix Media papers – the Providence Phoenix and the Portland Phoenix – are printed at the Mass Web facility, according to The Phoenix’s website.
Updated at 4 p.m. with comments from O'Malley