Gannett Sheds Portion of Printing Group, 142 Jobs Lost
MAPLE GROVE, MN—Newspaper publisher Gannett Co. has sold the heatset portion of its printing operation to Sussex, WI-based Quad/Graphics Inc. As a result, 140 Gannett employees lost their jobs, the Star Tribune reported.
According to the newspaper, Quad will relocate the heatset work being done at the Maple Grove plant to existing facilities it has in the region. Gannett will continue to operate coldset newspaper printing out of the Maple Grove facility.
Displaced workers will be eligible for open positions at Quad/Graphics plants nationwide. Its Minnesota plants include Shakopee and St. Cloud.