- Quad/Graphics will close a plant in Illinois and another in
Minnesota following the acquisition of Brown Printing Company,
spokeswoman Claire Ho said in an email Tuesday.
The completion of the Brown acquisition was
announced at the end of May and Ho said “the plant closures are
necessary to address overlaps in business, rationalize capacity
and increase distribution efficiencies.”
The closure will impact a facility in St. Cloud,
Minn. that currently employs 280 people. A Woodstock, Ill.,
plant that currently employs 550 people will also be closing.
Both plants print magazines and catalogs, Ho said.
The company is not closing any Wisconsin
“Our goal is to create the strongest, most
competitive platform for serving our clients long into the
future. To that end, we are consolidating work into fewer
plants, choosing those where we believe we can achieve the
greatest manufacturing and distribution efficiencies,” Ho said.
She added Quad is looking to help employees from
the two plants to find openings elsewhere in the company, but if
employees are not interested in transferring, there would be a