Leonard Alabovitz is one of the veteran employees on the production side at the Times News, starting in April 1969.
He worked his way up the company ladder, serving as an offset darkroom assistant and part-time photographer before advancing to the stripping room for four years. Len then moved to the press crew for five years and then to press foreman for an additional five years.
In that time, he saw the press operations begin to evolve from a Catrell Vanguard press to a Wood Hoe Color Flex 250 press.
In 1983, the Times News printing operations moved to the Mahoning Valley site and Len was named the production manager. The company also upgraded the press again to a Man Roland UNISET Press, a machine that was used in the printing industry until 2001.
In 2001, the Times News built an addition to the original press building, constructing it specifically around a three-story KBA Comet high speed web offset press. At that time, Len was named plant manager, a position he still holds today.