Dallas Morning News moving to smaller printing plant with fewer workers, a new press

The decision will save the company an estimated $5 million a year and is a step toward returning to profitability


The Dallas Morning News is moving its longtime printing operation from Plano into a smaller facility in Carrollton, a decision that will save the newspaper an estimated $5 million a year in expenses and will include the elimination of about 85 positions.

DallasNews Corp., the newspaper’s parent company, plans to put the 620,000-square-foot printing plant up for sale, including an 82,000-square-foot parking garage. It is located on 29 acres along W. Plano Parkway at Coit Road.

The annual savings will help DallasNews become profitable again, said Katy Murray, president of DallasNews Corp.

“We’re looking at all options for the property including a sale,” she said. DallasNews has no debt and a sale would shore up the company’s cash.

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