Quad Shuttering Jonesboro Plant, 600 Jobs Lost

SUSSEX, WI—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 roughly 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 says it will actively assist Jonesboro employees in finding new jobs, including those available at other Quad/Graphics locations. “We value the talents and contributions of employees impacted…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.

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