Covington plant adds another big magazine to printing press - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Reported by Justin Hanson

Covington plant adds another big magazine to printing press

It is the only Mid-South business cranking out issues of the hot men's magazine Maxim and the teen favorite Cosmo Girl.

Wednesday, a Covington company added another top magazine to its line just months after filing for bankruptcy - Men's Journal.

"This is new work for us. It fills a lot of holes in our schedules, keeps our employees working, and makes us more profitable," said David Lewis, General Manager at Quebecor.

In January, Quebcor filed for Chapter Eleven Bankruptcy, leaving some employees uneasy about their jobs.

"People want to know that they have a job today, tomorrow, the next day, and this has helped," employee Randy Golden said.

Employee Tim Hutchins said adding Men's Journal to the presses eased his mind about having a place to work.

Quebecor officials said over 900,000 copies of Men's Journal will be shipped each month from the Covington plant.  Company officials said a three year printing deal is unusual, especially after filing bankruptcy.  They believe deals like this prove Quebecor's value in the Mid-South.

"We're still a viable part of the printing industry and we've got new work," Lewis said.

Men's Journal joins more than one hundred magazines and catalogues printed here in the Mid-South. 

The Covington plant binds about one million magazines per day. 

Today's edition of Men's Journal is set to hit the shelves May 6th.

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