VOL. 132 | NO. 32 | Tuesday, February 14, 2017
CA Moves Printing To Jackson In April
By Bill Dries
The Commercial Appeal will no longer be printed in Memphis starting in April.
The Commercial Appeal will stop printing the daily newspaper in Memphis starting in mid-April. The printing will move to Jackson, Tennessee.
(Daily News File)
The newspaper announced Monday, Feb. 13, that printing of the daily will move to Jackson, Tennessee where The Jackson Sun newspaper is printed, effective with the April 18 edition.
Like The Commercial Appeal, the Jackson newspaper is owned by Gannett Co.
The move means the elimination of 19 full-time jobs at The Commercial Appeal plant at 495 Union Avenue, a building originally built as the home to two newspapers before the afternoon daily The Press Scimitar went out of business in the early 1980s.
The three-story high presses at the Memphis office are 43 years old while the Jackson presses are considered state-of-the-art with the capability for more color pages and better print reproduction quality.
The Memphis plant will keep a packaging facility where advertising supplements are inserted into the paper as well as a small shop that does custom commercial print work.