Workers: Vertis Communications closing plant

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Vertis Communication employees coming out of meeting in West Manchester Township this morning said they were told the local plant is closing. Read more
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Gas Rat

United States

#1 Jan 15, 2010
This is the former USA Direct for those that don't know. I worked there back in the mid 90s to '00 and it was just a matter of time, given the rapid growth of the internet and e-mail. It wasn't the best job, but there was overtime and it was steady. Unfortunately, direct mail is one of those things made almost obsolete buy the internet, coupled with the bad economy.

I'm sure a lot of people who worked at USA stayed on when it was sold to Vertis and I know a few who started with USA from the birth of the company. Hopefully they will find decent work soon.
acg

Richardson, TX

#2 Jan 15, 2010
Gas Rat wrote:
This is the former USA Direct for those that don't know. I worked there back in the mid 90s to '00 and it was just a matter of time, given the rapid growth of the internet and e-mail. It wasn't the best job, but there was overtime and it was steady. Unfortunately, direct mail is one of those things made almost obsolete buy the internet, coupled with the bad economy.
I'm sure a lot of people who worked at USA stayed on when it was sold to Vertis and I know a few who started with USA from the birth of the company. Hopefully they will find decent work soon.

No,it's not. It is the ACG plant on the Westside of York. The DM plant that was USA Direct is safe
X ACG Vertis Employee

Mechanicsburg, PA

#3 Jan 15, 2010
Hey Gas Rat, as you are 1 who does not know, this is the former Greater Buffalo Press/Sullivan Graphics/American Color Graphics plant in West York, @ 215 N. Zarfoss Drive, across the street from the Frito Lay plant.
Gas Rat

United States

#4 Jan 15, 2010
My fault, guys/gals..thanks for the correction
WhatcaTalkinBout Willis

Lenexa, KS

#5 Jan 15, 2010
S-A-D.......
Refchris

York, PA

#6 Jan 15, 2010
This is a shame. I know several of their maintenance people and the are well paid. It is going to be tough to get a job that pays as well. I wish them all good luck.
My heard earned money

Ephrata, PA

#7 Jan 15, 2010
What? yet another bsuiness closing down of leaving York, PA?*shocking*
uh, not really.
X ACG Vertis Employee

Mechanicsburg, PA

#8 Jan 15, 2010
The reason the business is closing is because of the incompetent corporate management of Vertis. This has nothing to do w/ a company leaving leaving York.
Christ follower

York, PA

#9 Jan 15, 2010
Sad times for so many out of jobs in York
nosferatu

Willow Street, PA

#10 Jan 15, 2010
Too bad they didn't make Harley's, Spendell would've been there with TONS of money for them.
Bobby

Columbia, MD

#11 Jan 15, 2010
It's just a matter of time until Vetis closes all there facilitys. The printing industry has been faultering for many years and now the recession was the nail in the coffin. It was a great industry to be in not any more.
My heard earned money

Ephrata, PA

#12 Jan 15, 2010
X ACG Vertis Employee wrote:
The reason the business is closing is because of the incompetent corporate management of Vertis. This has nothing to do w/ a company leaving leaving York.
Well, regardless of the cause, they are still closing. It is a business in York. It is what it is.
orca

Manchester, PA

#13 Jan 15, 2010
And so grows the number of victims of big progressive government - not to worry I'm sure HOPE AND CHANGE are on the way. We can expect more companies like this closing in the near future c/o passage of govt. healthcare reform, cap & trade energy reforms, and labor union's card check just to name a few. Let your representatives know who you are and what you believe and most important of all we the people are in charge.
X ACG Vertis Employee

Mechanicsburg, PA

#14 Jan 15, 2010
All I know is since HOPE & CHANGE were elected I have lost my job & probably will lose my home too!!
Ben

New Cumberland, PA

#15 Jan 15, 2010
orca wrote:
And so grows the number of victims of big progressive government - not to worry I'm sure HOPE AND CHANGE are on the way. We can expect more companies like this closing in the near future c/o passage of govt. healthcare reform, cap & trade energy reforms, and labor union's card check just to name a few. Let your representatives know who you are and what you believe and most important of all we the people are in charge.
None of what you mentioned has taken effect yet. So then it has to be President Bush's Compassionate conservatism, Real plans for real people, Reformer with results, Yes, America Can Slogan policies that is the cause of the current problems.
Concerned

Greencastle, PA

#16 Jan 15, 2010
You wanted HOPE & CHANGE here's what you got Sad times for so many out of jobs in York. Thank the top three edits in DC. Starting with Mr. Change him self
the Snake Oil Salesman Obamo
kelli

Gwynn Oak, MD

#17 Jan 15, 2010
How's that hope and change working out for you?
orca

Manchester, PA

#18 Jan 15, 2010
The Bush Adm. was anything but conservative - their progressive path would have led us to the same place
Steve

Camp Hill, PA

#19 Jan 15, 2010
orca wrote:
And so grows the number of victims of big progressive government - not to worry I'm sure HOPE AND CHANGE are on the way. We can expect more companies like this closing in the near future c/o passage of govt. healthcare reform, cap & trade energy reforms, and labor union's card check just to name a few. Let your representatives know who you are and what you believe and most important of all we the people are in charge.
What a completely clueless post.

As someone else mentioned, print's been dying since the early 2000s. It's a rough industry to be in right now, and it has little to nothing to do with external political factors like what Obama's done or what Bush did before him. It has everything to do with the rise of the internet and with outsourcing of printing (lots of four color work is being done either in Canada or overseas).
Steve

Camp Hill, PA

#20 Jan 15, 2010
orca wrote:
The Bush Adm. was anything but conservative - their progressive path would have led us to the same place
Yet you voted for him twice. How'd that work out for you?

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