Business Management - HR

More Donnelley Layoffs Reported in Ohio
February 20, 2009

WILLARD, OH—The city manager here told a local newspaper that RR Donnelley informed him there would be temporary and voluntary layoffs at its book printing plant. Willard City Manager Brian Humphress was contacted by the printer in late January, advising him of the job actions, the Norwalk Reflector reported.

Brown Printing Reduces Workforce
February 20, 2009

WASECA, MN—Brown Printing will eliminate about 200 jobs across its network of plants, accounting for roughly 8 percent of its workforce, according to the Business Journal of McHenry County (IL). A representative of the printer told the newspaper that the move was prompted by dwindling orders from its customers. The impacted plants are in Waseca, Woodstock, IL, and East Greenville, PA.

Cenveo Worker Dies in Accident
February 13, 2009

CHICAGO—An employee at a Cenveo envelope plant here was found dead Tuesday, apparently crushed in a machine accident, according to the Chicago Sun-Times.

Raccuia Named President, CEO of Finch Paper
February 6, 2009

GLENS FALLS, NY—Finch Paper has appointed former SCA Tissue-North America executive Joseph Raccuia as president and CEO of the uncoated printing paper manufacturer. The 50-year-old Raccuia succeeds Richard Carota, 71, who retired as president and CEO after 53 years with Finch. Carota will continue in his role as chairman of the company's board of directors and chairman of the board's executive committee.

Report: Donnelley Lays Off 200 or More
February 6, 2009

CHICAGO—Roughly 200 RR Donnelley employees from the former Von Hoffmann plant in Jefferson City, MO, have been laid off either for a few weeks or permanently, according to several media reports. Doug Fitzgerald, executive vice president of communications at RR Donnelley, declined to comment.

Hometown Heroes -- Reaching Out, From Within
February 1, 2009

PEOPLE ARE innately good. As human beings, we cannot help but to feel compassion and empathy for fellow human beings, especially those in need. In our genetic makeup, we want what is best for mankind.

Deluxe Subsidiary Eliminates 100 Jobs
January 23, 2009

ST. PAUL, MN—Checks Unlimited, a Deluxe Corp. brand, is moving some operations from Colorado Springs, CO, to operations in Kansas City and Salt Lake City, according to KOAA-TV in Colorado Springs.  The move will result in the loss of 100 printing jobs. Employees can apply for organization jobs in other cities. The 700-member call center will remain open there.

Quad/Graphics Cutting 550 Positions
January 16, 2009

SUSSEX, WI—Citing softness in the economy and a desire to have production capacity in line with print demand, Quad/Graphics announced it was shutting down the equivalent of one plant’s worth of capacity immediately. As a result, 550 positions—roughly 5.6 percent of Quad’s domestic workforce—were eliminated in five states.

Massive Layoffs Strike Dodge Printing
January 16, 2009

UTICA, NY—About 45 employees were laid off by Dodge Printing on Thursday which, combined with the 13 people that were let go last week, left the company with literally a handful of workers, the Utica Observer-Dispatch reported. John Wissing, chief operating officer, told the paper the layoffs were a result of losing a major account and seeing its credit facility tighten.

Jeff Higgins of xpedx to Retire
October 31, 2008

LOVELAND, OH—Jeff Higgins, a 40-year veteran paper distribution sales and marketing manager and the current director of xpedx Marketing Services and Information, announced he will retire from xpedx on Nov. 30.