Newsletter Represents No-Spin Zone
Add Mazer Corp. of Dayton, OH, to the list of companies that are quietly vanishing. The book manufacturer hopes to forge a deal that will bring another owner on board, but as of Dec. 30, its doors were locked and 130 people left jobless, according to several accounts.
We recently received an irate e-mail from a sales associate with a printer who accused us of running negative news items about his company in PI Weekly. Sadly, the news that reaches us, either through press release, newspaper article or other source, is probably 75 percent negative these days. Closings and layoffs. Indeed, we probably miss out on a fair amount of work stoppages that escape the attention of newspapers, press releases and the like. Large printers don't want to trumpet layoffs, and publicly-traded companies try to hide the writeoffs 10 pages into their quarterly financials.