St Ives Closing Case-Hoyt Plant
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.