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.
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.
EAST GREENVILLE — About 50 employees of Brown Printing Company's East Greenville magazine and catalog printing plant were told Monday that their jobs will be eliminated, according to a company representative. Harry Popiel, vice president of human resources for the Waseca, Minn.-based company, said Monday afternoon that the exact number of staffing reductions at the 668 Gravel Pike plant had not been determined, but that it would likely be about 8 percent of the roughly 660-person, nonunion work force.
WASECA, MN—Brown Printing has approved a three-year project that will see a 150,000-square-foot expansion added to its headquarters here, increasing plant capacity by about 15 percent. The project, which carries a $55 million price tag, is slated to begin next month. The project will include the replacement of two older presses with two modern, high-capacity web offset presses. Harry Popiel, Brown Printing's vice president of human resources, said that the company had yet to sign a purchase agreement but had narrowed the field to two manufacturers. Perfect binders will also be added to match the increase in printing capacity. Other planned acquisitions include an automated storage
The Research & Engineering Council of the National Association for Printing Leadership has named Scott Repa, pressroom operations manager at Brown Printing, East Greenville, PA, its third Pressroom Operations Manager of the Year. Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, CA, has appointed Kevin Cooper, former executive with RR Donnelley, as an assistant professor in the Graphic Communication Department. Cooper comes to Cal Poly with more than 20 years of executive-level experience in the graphic communication industry. His teaching assignments will include strategic management, human resources, supervision and web printing technologies. Also, Michael Cunningham, founder and former CEO and president of Cunningham Graphic International has joined Cal