The owner of The Post and Courier has switched its name to Evening Post Industries from Evening Post Publishing Co.

“The name change better reflects our existing diversified holdings and ongoing acquisition strategy beyond media, while keeping the legacy value of Evening Post,” said John Barnwell, chief executive officer.

Founded in 1896, the company is based in Charleston.

Barnwell said Evening Post Industries will continue as a leading provider of news, information and entertainment through various media platforms, including print, online, digital and video.

The company publishes 14 newspapers, including three daily papers, and has a book publishing unit.

It has three subsidiaries that are based in St. Paul, Minn.: Cordillera Communications operates in 11 network-affiliated broadcast television markets around the country; Informed Interactive provides digital services; and Clear Night Group is a new marketing services division.

In addition, Evening Post Industries is in the early stages of developing about 12 acres of property it owns around The Post and Courier building at King and Columbus streets on the Charleston peninsula.

The company also owns and manages timber property in coastal South Carolina through its subsidiary, White Oak Forestry.