RR Donnelley Closing Colorado Facility
GREELEY, CO—An RR Donnelley plant here has given 60 days’ closure notice to its employees, a move that will leave 177 workers without jobs, according to the Greeley Tribune. The workers were told of the decision during a Feb. 9 meeting, and the plant is expected to permanently close its doors on April 11.
Quoting an anonymous former employee, whose relative was also among the workers given notice, the Tribune reported that the economy and a decrease in telephone directory use were among the reasons given for the shutdown. Printed directories represent a lion’s share of the work done at the plant, according to the Tribune.
A new press and 15,000-square-foot expansion reportedly enabled the facility to add 50 new employees in 2004, bringing its head count to more than 300. That press was expected to add 20 percent more capacity for the Greeley location.
The plant, built in 1984, was originally called Norwest Inc. before it was acquired by Donnelley, the newspaper said.