Behind the Scenes:

Des Moines Register’s Printing Plant


Single Day Event: Thursday, Oct. 18; 6-7:30 PM

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

Cost: $12

Class Limit: 25


Remember watching the huge presses roll at the R&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 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 Mike Bany is Packaging Manager for Gannett Publishing Services in Des Moines. Previous experience includes Production Manager for Transcontinental in California and Dow Jones in Maryland and Iowa, Purchasing Manager for The New York Times Company, and Plateroom Manager and Purchasing Manager for the Chicago Tribune.

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