Quad/Graphics to Close Its Plant in Jonesboro, AR
SUSSEX, WI—March 7, 2012—Quad/Graphics Inc. announced it will cease production at its Jonesboro, AR, facility in the fourth quarter of 2012 as it continues to consolidate work onto its most efficient and competitive manufacturing platforms. The plant encompasses approximately 600,000 square feet and currently employs approximately 600 people.
“We continue to make the bold and necessary moves to strengthen our platform and overall competitive position, and create value for our clients and shareholders,” said Joel Quadracci, chairman, president and CEO of Quad/Graphics.
The company will proactively assist Jonesboro employees in finding new jobs, including those available at other Quad/Graphics locations. “We value the talents and contributions of employees impacted by today’s announcement, and we will help them with their career transitions,” Quadracci said. “We need skilled, experienced employees for a variety of positions throughout our company, and we will share those opportunities with Jonesboro employees willing to relocate.”
Client work will be consolidated without disruption into Quad/Graphics network of U.S. facilities.
Quad/Graphics (NYSE: QUAD) is a global provider of print and related multichannel solutions for consumer magazines, special interest publications, catalogs, retail inserts/circulars, direct mail, books, directories, and commercial and specialty products, including in-store signage. Headquartered in Sussex, Wis. (just west of Milwaukee), the Company has approximately 22,500 full-time equivalent employees working from more than 50 print-production facilities as well as other support locations throughout North America, Latin America and Europe.