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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.