First Edge Solutions to close, lay off 44 workers

Freeman Staff

Aug. 17, 2015

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.