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ex wizard of q

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May 3, 2011
 
Haven't been on board in a while, and am amazed to see no comment about the firing of the entire senior management staff at the Augusta plant (Plant mgr., HR mgr.,Comptroller, and Purchasing mgr.)on embezzelment and raquateering charges. What's the scoop Augusta employees, have you been sworn to secrecy or else?
ex wizard of q

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May 5, 2011
 
Billy, Billy, Billy !! Help me out dude? What happened in Augusta ? I know you have the low down ? You seem to know what machinery is available in all the legacy plants, so , you must know what happened in Augusta? What's the big secret no one is supposed to know about?
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Jun 7, 2011
 
You won't get a reponse from the good people left at the Augusta division. Because those men might be gone from the plant, but they are still living close by. I don't know if " sworn to secrecy" is right or fear of what might happen to them or their families if the dirt gets out.
Johnny on the Spot

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Jun 7, 2011
 
And with Quad cutting a deal with the perps they're free to bury their past and start fresh. Hope it doesn't come back to bite Quad though when it happens again and comes out that Quad could've pressed federal charges but didn't.
ex wizard of q

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Jun 8, 2011
 
Johnny on the Spot wrote:
And with Quad cutting a deal with the perps they're free to bury their past and start fresh. Hope it doesn't come back to bite Quad though when it happens again and comes out that Quad could've pressed federal charges but didn't.
Oh, Johnny, you can't stop there. What kind of deal was struck and for what discretions committed?
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Jun 16, 2011
 
Wizard - sounds like you already knew the offenses. I heard they had to forfeit their retirements, but don't know for sure. I think they got off too easy, but it probably saved QG some cash.
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Jun 17, 2011
 
ex wizard of q wrote:
Billy, Billy, Billy !! Help me out dude? What happened in Augusta ? I know you have the low down ? You seem to know what machinery is available in all the legacy plants, so , you must know what happened in Augusta? What's the big secret no one is supposed to know about?
Billy come on tell us what happened in Augusta. If anyone knows it's you. Do share.
Billy

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Jun 17, 2011
 

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Four guys (Plant Director, Employee Services Manager, Controller, and Purchasing Manager) were let go on March 7.

There were no charges of any sort filed against ANYBODY, regardless of what rumor-spreaders have said.

The Augusta facility is relatively close to Quad's existing facility in The Rock, Georgia - close enough to allow Augusta to share The Rock's Plant Director, Employee Services Director, and Controller.

Everyone's looking for "the dirt" and you have to understand that sometimes, there just ain't no "dirt" to be found. Quad is now enjoying the savings of four comparatively large salaries.

Did one or all of these four guys piss off someone at Quad? I don't know. I do know that it's not a difficult thing to do.

Do some research (try Google) on the Quadracci family. You may find doing so to be both enlightening and interesting. Oh, and did I forget to mention entertaining?
Old Fishman

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Jun 17, 2011
 
We heard that all 4 were involved in an outside temp. for hire that was being used in the Augusta facility. When Quad was made aware of it they considered it a conflict of interest & told the fab four they would have to remove themselves from that business or from Quad whatever. According to some of those that relocated a few yrs. ago from Dickson, they choose to do neither & that as they say is that. Just the rumor we get, who knows ?
smoken1

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Jun 23, 2011
 
ask robert bookman
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Jun 23, 2011
 
Billy wrote:
Four guys (Plant Director, Employee Services Manager, Controller, and Purchasing Manager) were let go on March 7.
There were no charges of any sort filed against ANYBODY, regardless of what rumor-spreaders have said.
The Augusta facility is relatively close to Quad's existing facility in The Rock, Georgia - close enough to allow Augusta to share The Rock's Plant Director, Employee Services Director, and Controller.
Everyone's looking for "the dirt" and you have to understand that sometimes, there just ain't no "dirt" to be found. Quad is now enjoying the savings of four comparatively large salaries.
Did one or all of these four guys piss off someone at Quad? I don't know. I do know that it's not a difficult thing to do.
Do some research (try Google) on the Quadracci family. You may find doing so to be both enlightening and interesting. Oh, and did I forget to mention entertaining?
Oh yes I did that quite some time ago. The articles I read where certainly a different view of the family than Joel presented in his speaches. Definitely entertaining !
wizard of q

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Jun 24, 2011
 

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Oh, Billy, the synergies that were saved by dismissing these stellar and innovative gentlemen will surely come back to haunt Quad Graphics? For, those that would like to know the facts, here they is! Vendor monies go amissing and unaccounted for,contractor kick backs (grounds,upkeep, upgrades, you mention it) for going on thirty years and it ain't hard to figure out how easy it was for Quad to nail this one, when they started to look into these kind of things in the legacy plants (and to be fair, this was happening in all the legacy plants, these gentlemen just happened to be employed longer and got away with it longer than anyone else). So, as, your turkeys and hams went a missing during the holidays, you know where the money was going. These four, again stellar, and incompetent morons (Pat Quinn,Allen Fuller,Mike Ward?, and Ken Hyte) were each in their own(and their ilk) lost way responsible for the quick demise of Quebecor Printing and the many lost dreams and efforts of so many dedicated employees of the legacy plants. So, as you meet these types in your respective towns across the good old USA, be my guest and kick them right in the teeth (if you have any self respect) because, the four I have mentioned above, will not want to see me in public any time soon.
Billy

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Jun 27, 2011
 

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If all (or ANY) of the above were true, why were there no charges filed?
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Jun 27, 2011
 

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Billy,
Quad inherited the mess and when they pulled the proof together they took the fastest, easiest and safest route which was letting them go. No one wants an ugly trial on their hands....especially one that has been going on for years.

Wizard is correct (mostly) in the above response and the things going on were certainly unethical but only riding the fringe of illegal.

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Bill

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#15
Jun 27, 2011
 
Well, when you're talking about money, turkeys, and hams going missing, you're talking embezzlement and theft, each of which is illegal and actionable.

Personally, I can't agree with wizard of q's statement that their actions contributed to the quick demise of Quebecor. I fault no one but Pierre Karl Peladeau.
smoken1

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Jun 28, 2011
 
WHERE IS THE 2.1 MILLION POUNDS OF TOLUENE THAT GOT PUMPED IN THE AIR
Bill

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Jun 28, 2011
 
Two million POUNDS? I suppose that at some point, it crashed to Earth.
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Jul 19, 2011
 
Evans was the most profitable plant in Quebecor for many years,how could this be if what you say was true? WHAT PROOF DO YOU HAVE ? Just a lot of hot air. As Bill said , anything to this story and Quad would have set an example and notified the cops.This was just a wat to save money. What about Allen Barrett and all the others let go since then? I bet if you like call Allen Fuller and meet him in reguards to your last statement and we'll see who won't like it.
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Jul 20, 2011
 

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Well, little worker bee, those of us in the know were all aware of what was going on. You, on the other hand, are quite the naive one, when it comes to this facility. And if you must know the truth, here it is. Quad has now or never intended to charge these people with any criminal behavior. Quad had all the evidence and intent it needed, and jumped at the chance to discard themselves of these upstanding employees. If, these employees, were so innocent of these charges, why would they not fight them? What, they did do, was to tuck their respective tales between their legs and run for their lives, glad that Quad did not follow up on their end. And quess what these fellows ended up getting you might want to know? Exactly, what they deserved, NOTHING,let me spell that for you again, NOTHING. No retirement benefits of any kind (saved Quad a butt load here), no severence, no company party to send them off into the sunset, NOTHING, NADA, ZIP! And, little worker bee, Allan Barret(whom I spoke to recently) was not the only customer service mgr. let go from the legacy plants, almost all were let go. So, if, you need to know any more facts, worker b, you know were to find them. And, your little comment about Allan and myself, you just never know do you?
sticherman

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#20
Jul 21, 2011
 
They were all great people and still are they held this plant together for a great many years and it was just the money thing plus vendor kick backs are common but not like they was back in the day peace love and crabs mamone.

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