The LA Times Olympic Printing is the largest newspaper press in the United States. As its name suggests, the plant is where The Los Angeles Times prints its newspapers daily, but the location is also the same place where The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, China Daily, and a number of other international newspapers print their news. The plant is incredibly sophisticated, employing over 400 individuals as well as a state-of-the-art automated paper-changing system guided by lasers.

I can’t begin to convey how big this facility is. If I remember correctly, the printing area alone is about the length of 2 football fields and the total size of the entire plant is about 26 acres (most of it is used to store gigantic rolls of newspaper).

Amazingly enough, the LA Times newspaper (not the plant shown here) has not missed a single print since its founding in 1881.

See more photos inside!

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If you want to take a tour, you can check out the LA Times websites for additional info.