A. H. Belo Corporation announces changes to commercial printing business
A. H. Belo Corporation, the parent company of The Dallas Morning News, has implemented changes to its commercial printing business based out of the company's printing facility in Plano, Texas.
The News is eliminating its brokered printing business in which it provides print services direct to small business clients. In addition, The News is reducing the number of local and national commercial print customers it serves from more than 30 to five. The remaining commercial print customers include The New York Times, USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, Fort Worth Star-Telegram and Denton-Record Chronicle.
The changes will result in 92 total roles being eliminated including 57 existing staff.
Grant Moise, president and publisher of The Dallas Morning News said, "Last year, we conducted an in-depth analysis of our commercial printing business and found that as commercial print volumes continue to decline, so has our profitability. We have provided our existing clients with notice of this change and most have already transitioned to new printing partners. This strategic decision to streamline operations will allow The News to focus on its core business and increase operating income by over $2 million in 2019."