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WSJ to Shut Down Iowa Printing Facility

February 27, 2009
DES MOINES, IA—The Wall Street Journal plans to close its regional printing plant here in April and contract the printing of its newspaper, along with the weekly Barron's, to The Des Moines Register, that paper reported. The current WSJ plant, which employs 25 people, produced editions for a four-state area. The Register's plant will add six additional full-time and several part-time staffers to handle the added work. WSJ has closed three other regional plants in the past six months, the Register reported.

In other consolidation news, Knight Printing of Fargo, ND, is cutting about 20 jobs to eliminate duplication, the Associated Press reports. Knight Printing acquired Richtman Printing earlier in February, creating some redundancy. Knight Printing also has facilities in Bismarck, ND, and Des Moines.

William Arthur Inc. of Kennebunk, ME, is reorganizing and will let go 23 of its 300 employees, the York County Coast Star reports.
 

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