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Worker Killed in Quad Plant Fire

September 2002

The paper reported that catalogs for L.L. Bean, Cabela's and Reliable Office Supplies were in the storage area at the time. A majority of work was in the process of being sent to the bindery.

All 24 presses were running at the two million-square-foot campus to replace the lost product, but some of the work was also sent to Quad's Martinsburg, WV, facility. The Martinsburg plant was working around the clock to replace the lost work.

The company has said it would cover all the lost wages of volunteer firefighters who took time off from their regular jobs.

A moment of silence was held for Freiberg on July 18 as employees, firefighters and site cleanup crews ceased working at 11 a.m., which coincided with the commencement of his funeral services. Quad/Graphics has established a memorial fund in Freiberg's name. The company will also match employee contributions dollar-for-dollar.
 

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