A super-sized Thanksgiving for all
The print edition of today's Austin Post-Bulletin is super-sized with more pages of news and ads than ever before, for your reading pleasure today and your shopping pleasure late tonight and through the weekend.
You already know it's heavy, but how heavy? Put it on your bathroom scale and you'll find that it weighs 4 pounds, 7 ounces — if your scale is accurate. That means we've produced about 225,000 pounds of newspapers today, with more than 50,000 copies going out to all corners of the eight-county region.
How many advertising sales fliers? Forty-five, covering most of the major retailers in our area, plus dozens more hometown and main street advertisers in our pages, representing dozens of shops and businesses from Austin to Zumbrota.
We hired more than 30 extra workers in our Rochester plant overnight, to handle papers as they came off the press, load and run the inserting machines, and get the papers bundled and loaded into trucks. Those trucks headed out through the night to make sure our carriers had them in time to get them on your doorstep or in your Austin P-B tube early today.
The papers went out to carriers in bundles of four — our Weekend paper typically goes out in bundles of seven or eight. So our carriers got a good workout this morning and have worked up an appetite for what should be a memorable feast today.
This is all thanks to you, our readers and advertisers. Thank you for reading the Austin Post-Bulletin, and from our family of nearly 200 employees to your family and friends, happy Thanksgiving.
— Managing Editor Jay Furst