Donnelley Closures in IN, IA, to Cost Nearly 400 Jobs

CHICAGO—The RR Donnelley printing empire is taking a hit with a pair of closure notifications at plants in South Bend, IN, and Eldrige, IA, which will ultimately lead to roughly 386 lost jobs.

The Eldridge, IA, plant will go dark on July 31, leaving 279 employees out of work, according to the Quad-City Times. The facility, initially Bawden Printing, was acquired as part of the Von Hoffmann deal in 2007. Donnelley is the largest employer in Eldridge, the paper said.

The South Bend Tribune reported that Donnelley sent a Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) notice to the state of Indiana regarding the closure of the former Bowne & Co. plant. That facility, which employs 107, will commence shutting down on July 24, a process that is expected to take about two weeks. Donnelley acquired Bowne last November.

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  • Guest

    As a Donnelley employee I understand why these closures happen and are necessary to the health and sustainability of business. However, my heart goes out to the folks in Eldridge. I can image the entire community will take a huge hit with so many job losses at once. Best wished to them and their families.

  • KentuckyGirl

    And just last week, (May 26th), you ran a story about the NEW R.R. Donnelley plant that was opening in St. Charles, IL.
    with big expensive presses and high tech this and that. What is up with that?

  • guest

    They have also announced the closing of the Atlanta plant. 140 people will be let go on July 23rd.

  • B Parker

    They also announced the closing of the Atlanta plant. 140 people out july 23rd.

  • guest

    Doing what they do best, buy ’em up and shut ’em down!