iWall Street Journal-i to Close Printing Plant

By Staff Report

Nov. 10, 2008

Dow Jones & Co. is closing its Naperville, Illinois, facility as the publishing company consolidates its printing needs for The Wall Street Journal throughout the nation.

Fifty employees will lose their jobs as a result of the closing, a Dow Jones spokesman said. The company is in negotiations with Teamsters Local 706, which represents its Naperville employees, on a closing date.

The Naperville office prints and distributes The Wall Street Journal for metro Chicago.

That work is being transferred over to Tribune Co.’s printing plant at Chicago Avenue and Halsted Street, the spokesman said.

Dow Jones, parent of the Journal, has been closing some of its printing facilities and outsourcing its printing needs. It has an agreement with the Denver Newspaper Agency to handle printing of the Journal in that area.

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