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St Ives Closing Case-Hoyt Plant

March 2004
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ROCHESTER, NY—A popular fixture in upstate New York printing is saying goodbye this spring after 84 years in business.

About three years after it was acquired by St Ives, the Case-Hoyt commercial printing operation here is closing its doors, costing 290 people their jobs. St Ives gave notice under the federal WARN Act that the plant will shutter its doors in early April.

Case-Hoyt, which had withstood numerous operational challenges in the past, merged with Avanti in 1993. But the sheetfed and web printing producer—which also offered digital prepress, personalization, mailing and demographic distribution—could not hammer out an agreement in establishing a cost structure with its work force.

"The pricing currently available in these markets is no longer sufficient to provide an economic return on its cost base," St Ives said in a release.
 

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Gary Knapp - Posted on March 08, 2011
I never thought I would see a company of its nature and standings within the graphic/offset business close its doors. But I realize that businesses change just as times do. My reason for placing a comment is personal: It was back in 1987, I was a product of downsizing and found myself unemployed after 17 years. I had finally retired last February (2010) and was told at the time of departure from Case Hoyt I would have a benefits due me and the amount, this was also, confirmed by Social Security. During the past year I have been trying to locate information as to where I can collect money due me. I have written to many locations with no response - that includes Case Hoyt Rochester, CaseHoyt/St Ives, Social Security, Rochester Better Business Bureau, and the Office of the Att. General of NY - I was also surprised that past employees were no notified as to this problem after their closing. If anyone has information on this subject any and all help would be appreciated. Thank you:
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Gary Knapp - Posted on March 08, 2011
I never thought I would see a company of its nature and standings within the graphic/offset business close its doors. But I realize that businesses change just as times do. My reason for placing a comment is personal: It was back in 1987, I was a product of downsizing and found myself unemployed after 17 years. I had finally retired last February (2010) and was told at the time of departure from Case Hoyt I would have a benefits due me and the amount, this was also, confirmed by Social Security. During the past year I have been trying to locate information as to where I can collect money due me. I have written to many locations with no response - that includes Case Hoyt Rochester, CaseHoyt/St Ives, Social Security, Rochester Better Business Bureau, and the Office of the Att. General of NY - I was also surprised that past employees were no notified as to this problem after their closing. If anyone has information on this subject any and all help would be appreciated. Thank you: