MILWAUKEE — First Edge Solutions, Inc. notified the
Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development on Monday
that as part of its Chapter 128 receivership process, it
will close its facility at 1301 West Canal St.
As part of the
facility’s closure, about 44 people will lose their jobs
as soon as Oct. 13.
First Edge Solutions
delivers multi-channel marketing solutions alongside
extensive printing and document management services. In
addition to the company’s manufacturing facilities in
Milwaukee, Phoenix, and Atlanta, it had sales offices in
Chicago, San Diego, St. Louis, and New York.
According to the
notice, First Edge Solutions has been seeking capital
during the past several months in order to acquire
capital and investment that would allow it to postpone
or avoid this decision, but it was unsuccessful in those
efforts. First Edge Solutions said it anticipates that
its assets will be sold and that there is a possibility
employees could be rehired by the new company.
Staff from the
Milwaukee Area Workforce Investment Board will provide
Rapid Response services to the affected workers.