Quad/Graphics Begins Plant Consolidation Phase of Integration Plan

Aug 6, 2010 Full story: Printing News 21

Quad/Graphics Inc. will close a number of plants as part of its ongoing integration plans.

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micheal harden

North Augusta, SC

#1 Aug 18, 2010
I heard its because of MR. Jefferson and what he is doing!!! and one of those is my wife
OH NO MAN

Woodhaven, NY

#2 Aug 18, 2010
Seems as though Quad has taken the stance to purchase and destroy Worldcolor and then systematically cut their own work force in the name of saving money!Nothin like taking care your own!
Billy

Elk Grove Village, IL

#3 Aug 18, 2010
OH NO MAN wrote:
Seems as though Quad has taken the stance to purchase and destroy Worldcolor and then systematically cut their own work force in the name of saving money!Nothin like taking care your own!
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I realize that Quad appears to be the bad guy, but realistically, the culprits right now are the shitty (and getting shittier) economy and excess capacity.

Our predecessor companies (meaning all of the previously-acquired ones which made up Worldcolor) were bled to near-death by Pierre Karl Péladeau.
Loyd

Brea, CA

#4 Aug 18, 2010
Quad bought WC for thier work so we can run. WIsconsin plant was laying off people before the WC purchase. Folks while you have time better look for a job.
RRD Outsider

Gallatin, TN

#5 Aug 18, 2010
What Quad has done is what will be coming soon at RRD. When they bought out Burda, it wasn't long before the old Burda plants were silenced. Spencer Press is now gone and soon will be some old Banta plants. Consolidation of plants and filling of the low cost producing plants is what both RRD and Quad will be doing in the next 12-18 months. It is sad to see so many people losing jobs, but with printing way over capacity and fewer pages being printed, it is really just business. Customers will help determine who stays and who goes, but unfortunately for the former WC/Queb employees, Quad will want to fill their "super" plants. Those of us who have been in this industry for past few decades have seen the best of times already. It is now all about the bottom line.
Closing

Dyersburg, TN

#6 Aug 18, 2010
I heard much earlier than 11/5,

Since: Jul 11

Shimla, India

#8 Jul 22, 2011
it is really just business. Customers will help determine who stays and who goes.
guest

Dyersburg, TN

#9 Jul 24, 2011
The printing industry is dead... The net killed it. Get out while you can..
Tyrone shoelaces

Milwaukee, WI

#10 Jul 24, 2011
Quad is hiring all kinds of people here in Wi.
jeff loos

Princeton, IL

#11 Jul 24, 2011
ya i heard they are 1,500 people short to run machines i used to work in mt morris illinois plant
dirtylow

Grovetown, GA

#12 Jul 25, 2011
yep they hiring but will not hire me back and i was a good operator wtf
oldfart

Edmonton, Canada

#13 Jul 25, 2011
dirtylow wrote:
yep they hiring but will not hire me back and i was a good operator wtf
You thought you where the best, is that the problem.not a very good kisser.
Printing Vet

Dyersburg, TN

#14 Jul 25, 2011
Better get wise. Printing is going down very very fast. I once worked for the original World Color and seen first hand how the printing industry was going down very fast. Alot of the earlier printers got out early but sooner or later it will happen everywhere. The internet is taking over alot of the printing industry and what the internet doesn't take the economy is.
oldfart

Edmonton, Canada

#16 Jul 25, 2011
Printing Vet wrote:
Better get wise. Printing is going down very very fast. I once worked for the original World Color and seen first hand how the printing industry was going down very fast. Alot of the earlier printers got out early but sooner or later it will happen everywhere. The internet is taking over alot of the printing industry and what the internet doesn't take the economy is.
Hi Vet
Can you put us down three years is to much pain.
Ed Deline

Milwaukee, WI

#17 Jul 26, 2011
Printing Vet wrote:
Better get wise. Printing is going down very very fast. I once worked for the original World Color and seen first hand how the printing industry was going down very fast. Alot of the earlier printers got out early but sooner or later it will happen everywhere. The internet is taking over alot of the printing industry and what the internet doesn't take the economy is.
Maybe there but it's going nuts here in Wi. I did it for 24 years and got sick of it. I would never work at quad because the hours suck and so does the pay unless you're there for 20 years and then the hours still suck. Printing is by no means dying, i don't know what you mean by the internet is taking over, they still need people to print it. maybe you're talking about some little labels you print at home but are you going to print 100,000 or a 1,000,000 at home. Explain what you mean.
BillyBob

United States

#18 Jul 26, 2011
Ed Deline wrote:
<quoted text>Maybe there but it's going nuts here in Wi. I did it for 24 years and got sick of it. I would never work at quad because the hours suck and so does the pay unless you're there for 20 years and then the hours still suck. Printing is by no means dying, i don't know what you mean by the internet is taking over, they still need people to print it. maybe you're talking about some little labels you print at home but are you going to print 100,000 or a 1,000,000 at home. Explain what you mean.
The guy is right, print IS dying. In the 70's a "decent" print order was 5 - 10 million books/mags a month. A "good" order was 10 - 15 million a month. Now you're lucky to get a 2 million per month order. What is considered a long run job now, most large printers in the past would consider a small job.
The only reason they are hiring in Wisconsin is because they stole all the work from other parts of the country and put thousands out of work.
guest

Dyersburg, TN

#19 Jul 27, 2011
Ed Deline wrote:
<quoted text>Maybe there but it's going nuts here in Wi. I did it for 24 years and got sick of it. I would never work at quad because the hours suck and so does the pay unless you're there for 20 years and then the hours still suck. Printing is by no means dying, i don't know what you mean by the internet is taking over, they still need people to print it. maybe you're talking about some little labels you print at home but are you going to print 100,000 or a 1,000,000 at home. Explain what you mean.
Haven't you seen All the Tablets now where you just download a book or magazine?? Or just get on your home computer and get the mags and books right on it.. Paper print is DYING...
Ed Deline

Milwaukee, WI

#20 Jul 27, 2011
BillyBob wrote:
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The guy is right, print IS dying. In the 70's a "decent" print order was 5 - 10 million books/mags a month. A "good" order was 10 - 15 million a month. Now you're lucky to get a 2 million per month order. What is considered a long run job now, most large printers in the past would consider a small job.
The only reason they are hiring in Wisconsin is because they stole all the work from other parts of the country and put thousands out of work.
You're right about stealing the work because they shut down their other facilities but there are a lot more printers than in the 70s and they tend to spread out the work among more printers for a faster turn around. The thing is they didn't hire any more people they just made everybody work longer hours at most plants. I worked at rr donnelley in miwaukee when they closed the denver plant and worked a minimum of 60 hrs. a week.
Ed Deline

Milwaukee, WI

#21 Jul 27, 2011
guest wrote:
<quoted text>
Haven't you seen All the Tablets now where you just download a book or magazine?? Or just get on your home computer and get the mags and books right on it.. Paper print is DYING...
There's a lot more to printing than just books and magazines.
the militant

Bristow, OK

#22 Jul 27, 2011
Tyrone shoelaces wrote:
Quad is hiring all kinds of people here in Wi.
Glad they are hiring. Too bad our seniority wont count for shit. Done it for over 20 years and now we get bought out and are at the bottom of the heap.

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