Behind the Scenes:

Des Moines Register’s Printing Plant


One Session: Thursday, September 12 OR October 10; 6-7:30 PM

Location: Des Moines Register Production Facility, 7400 Register Dr., DM

Cost: $12

Class Limit: 25


Remember watching the huge presses roll at the R and T? The printing of newspapers has changed radically since those mammoth machines were new. This session will include a tour of the modern production facility where both The Wall Street Journal and The Des Moines Register are printed. You will get to see the entire process of producing a newspaper, including the running press and packaging. There are stairs, but an elevator is available.


Tour Director Kevin Johnson is the regional director/general manager of Gannett Publishing Services and serves as general manager of production operations in Des Moines. He is responsible for printing and packaging The Des Moines Register, USA Today, The Wall Street Journal and various commercial printing accounts.


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