Jostens Opening Memory Book Facility in Tennessee
MINNEAPOLIS—Jostens is establishing a new memory book facility in Clarksville, TN. Its existing Clarksville production facilities will transition into the new operation following completion of the 2011 school season. As part of the transition, Jostens will move its memory book and commercial print production from its State College, PA, facility to Clarksville after the completion of the current yearbook season.
As a result, 230 State College full-time and seasonal employee production positions will be eliminated. The transition is intended to be substantially completed during the third quarter of 2011. Jostens will support the individuals losing their jobs as a result of this transition in the form of severance arrangements and outplacement services.
The new platform will allow Jostens to capitalize on advanced technological solutions, innovation and efficiencies benefitting its customers and the business. The new Clarksville plant will be capable of producing memory books and a variety of commercial print products previously produced in the existing Clarksville and State College facilities. Certain State College customer service, design and school annual functions (including marketing, sales and certain prepress support) will remain at the State College facility.
Jostens also produces memory books in Topeka, KS, and Visalia, CA, and operates an additional nine administrative, manufacturing and research facilities in the United States and Canada to support its memory book and scholastic businesses.