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Changes in store for Reporter

The 55,000 square-foot APG Printing Solutions facility in Janesville, Wis. was built in 2007. It allows for a fully digital computer-to-plate workflow. The Iron County Reporter will be printed at the facility starting in November.

IRON RIVER—The Iron County Reporter and Shopper’s Guide will change printing plants as of Nov. 1 and the switch will bring some changes for readers, subscribers and advertisers.
    The Reporter’s long-time printer, Wisconsin Michigan Publishers Inc. of Eagle River, Wis., will close as of Oct. 31. As of Nov. 1, the Reporter and Shopper’s Guide will be printed by the Adams Publishing Group in Janesville, Wis.
    The change of printing plants will prompt earlier deadlines and a slight change to arrival times on newsstands and for mail subscribers.
    • The deadline for submitting material for the Shopper’s Guide will now be Thursdays at noon. The previous deadline was Thursdays at 4 p.m.
    • The deadline for submitting material for the Reporter will also be Thursdays at noon. The previous deadline was Fridays at 4 p.m.
    Because of the longer distance involved in transporting the Reporter from Janesville to Iron River and the need to fit into APG’s printing schedule, the arrival of the Reporter on newsstands and for subscribers will slightly change.
    • The Reporter will now arrive on newsstands (i.e. grocery stores, gas stations, various other businesses) on Tuesday beginning around noon. Formerly, the paper would start to arrive at newsstands beginning around 7 a.m.
    • The Reporter will now arrive in the mail on Wednesdays with regular mail distribution. Previously, most in-county subscribers would begin receiving their papers on Tuesday. Those who nor-
mally received their papers on Wednesday will continue to do so.
    These new deadlines begin Oct. 31 for the first Reporter and Shopper’s Guide printed by APG Printing Solutions for the Nov. 4-5 edition.
    The Shopper’s Guide will still arrive on Monday mornings as before, while the Reporter arrival time change will be in effect starting with the Nov. 4-5 edition.
    The Wisconsin Michigan Publishers had also been printing for the Vilas News-Review (Eagle River), the L’Anse Sentinel and the Tomahawk (Wis.) Leader. The closure of the plant was precipitated by the Tomahawk Leader’s decision to drop out of the group.
    E-edition subscribers will continue to receive their digital copies at the usual time -- 6 a.m. on Tuesday.
    Adams Publishing Group owns and operates 30 daily newspapers and more than 100 weekly newspapers in 20 states. It describes itself as “first and foremost a family-owned community newspaper company which is driven to provide high-quality products and services that make a positive difference in the lives of its constituents….”