Quad Integration Sheds 795 More JobsJanuary 2011
SUSSEX, WI—As part of its ongoing integration strategy, Quad/Graphics Inc. announced plans to cease production at its direct mail division facility in Fredericksburg, VA, by the end of January. The move will leave 300 full- and part-time workers without jobs.
In another cutback, the company announced it is shedding 400 of the 500 jobs at its Mt. Morris, IL, facility. The cuts will begin this month and be completed by April, the Ogle County News reported. The newspaper cited work lost to competitors as being a driving force behind the decision.
The Fredericksburg, VA, plant is part of Quad/Graphics' direct mail division called QuadDirect. The facility encompasses approximately 165,000 square feet. Customer work and most equipment will be consolidated into other QuadDirect facilities.
Additionally, the company announced 95 layoffs at its Depew, NY, plant. The printing of catalogs, brochures and newspaper inserts formerly performed there is being sent to other Quad plants.
In other company news, Quad has created a new Commercial and Specialty print division that combines recently acquired HGI Co. operations in Burlington and Menomonee Falls, WI, with the commercial and book operations in Enfield, CT, and Leominster, MA.
In addition, the printer will invest $13 million in equipment and facility expansions in 2011 for its commercial and specialty platform. The investment includes the addition of digital and conventional presses with capabilities for short- to medium-run commercial work, as well as specialty printing.
Quad/Graphics' Commercial and Specialty platform specializes in quick-turn and transactional products such as marketing collateral; print-on-demand custom publications; and in-store/point-of-purchase materials.