AFL Web Printing
Grocery store circulars, fashion flyers, furniture and appliance advertisements. One usually thinks of these as smaller parts of a larger whole, like a daily or weekly newspaper. But, for Nicholas Maiale and his crew at Pennsauken, NJ-based Inserts East, these free-standing inserts (FSIs) are shining stars themselves.
PENNSAUKEN, NJ—With many of its competitors either shedding jobs or shuttering their shops completely, Inserts East finds itself in a unique and advantageous position as a printer on the rise.
Commercial printer company and personnel news from Printing Impressions’ February 2013 edition, featuring Webcrafters Inc., Fry Communications, Worth Higgins & Associates, Gill-line Inc., Proforma, Evergreen Printing and GLS Cos.
Madan N. Ramcharan of Willingboro said in a lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court in Camden that he was laid off by A.F.L. Quality of Voorhees (NJ), on Dec. 5 without receiving the required (60-day) warning. Attorneys who filed the suit seek to represent all company employees in a similar situation in a class action. The suit says that accounts for about 250 people.
The suit demands that the company pay wages, salary, holiday pay, accrued vacation pay, pension and 401k contributions and other money allegedly owed to the workers.
Ramcharan…said he and other employees were told on Nov. 29
VOORHEES, NJ—As many as 200 AFL Web Printing employees will be without jobs only weeks before Christmas following its closure Wednesday, the Philadelphia Inquirer reported.
Two years after being bought by a private-equity group, AFL Web Printing in Voorhees closed Wednesday, leaving scores of workers without jobs three weeks before Christmas. The company printed newspapers, guide books, coupon books, and niche publications. Employees said from 100 to 200 people worked at the plant.
Voorhees Mayor Michael Mignona said the closing came as a surprise. “Apparently, they lost a couple of major contracts, and we understood there were going to be some layoffs,” he said.
The Bergen Record reported…the company recently laid off 49 employees in Voorhees and 14 in Secaucus after losing contracts worth $10 million.
VOORHEES, NJ—Reeling from the loss of two major contracts worth $10 million, AFL Web Printing laid off 63 employees, including 49 at its headquarters here, the Bergen Record reported. The impacted workers were press operators, finance and administration, sales and customer service, plus shipping and handling employees.
A private-equity-owned printing company says it laid off 63 employees—49 in Vorhees (NJ) and 14 in Secaucus—after it lost two “major” contracts worth $10 million. AFL Quality Inc., of Vorhees, said it laid off the workers on Tuesday due to “unforeseeable business circumstances.”
Patrick LoPresti, president of Local 1-L of the Amalgamated Lithographers of America…said he heard that AFL had lost the contract to print copies of Metro, a free newspaper handed to commuters in New York and Philadelphia.
The union has for three years sought to organize the company’s workers, and has been trying to negotiate a contract
Commercial printer company and personnel news from Printing Impressions’ October 2012 edition.
Commercial printer equipment installations and other news from Printing Impressions’ September 2012 edition, featuring FolgerGraphics and Philipp Lithographing.