WITH APOLOGIES to Kevin Costner and his memorable line, “If you build it, he will come,” from the 1989 classic “Field of Dreams,” the Graphic Arts Show Co. (GASC) has taken proactive measures to entice both suppliers and printers to participate in the PRINT 09 exhibition in Chicago next month. But, unlike the film, it’s required far more effort than converting an Iowa cornfield into a baseball diamond.

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, produced publications for a four-state area. The Register's plant will add six additional 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.

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