Command Web Offset Plant Will CloseOctober 2011
SECAUCUS, NJ—Command Web Offset, a 40-year-old book printing operation severely pinched by electronic books in particular and digital publishing in general, will close its doors Nov. 15, resulting in 105 layoffs, The Record reported. The company filed notice with the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development, a move required by the federal WARN Act.
Andrew Merson, president and owner of the firm, cited the digital revolution among other challenges as factoring into his decision to shut the plant, which produces 1.5 million books per day, according to the paper. Command Web Offset prints soft-cover books, directories, catalogs and various publications.
The facility is one of five in the Command Web Group, along with Bind-Rite Graphics, South Hackensack, NJ; Strategic Content Imaging (SCI), Carlstadt, NJ; Bind-Rite Robbinsville (NJ); Command Web Missouri, Jefferson City, MO; and Command Financial Press, New York. Command Web Offset is a division of MacNaughton Lithograph.