Detroit News, Free Press printing plant sold to Ohio developer


The Sterling Heights plant that churns out copies of The Detroit News and Detroit Free Press recently changed hands.

Gannett Co. Inc., the newspaper publisher that owns the Free Press and prints The News, recently sold the property to an industrial property developer based in northeast Ohio, according to a deed filed in Macomb County. The sale first was reported by Crain's Detroit Business. ...

"Gannett has a long-term lease agreement with the property at 6200 Metropolitan Parkway, with no intention to move," Wayne Pelland, senior vice president of Gannett Publishing Operations, said in an emailed statement. "In addition, Gannett maintains ownership of the press and related equipment, printing 32 daily publications in addition to numerous weekly and commercial products." 

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