515 Layoffs Coming to Montgomery County
Two Montgomery County businesses have announced layoffs, and 515 people are set to lose their jobs permanently.
Quad/Graphics is closing its plant in East Greenville, Pa., laying off 422 workers. The facility produces business and consumer magazines and catalogs.
Pointroll Inc., announced 93 layoffs. The company has recently been acquired by Austin, Texas-based Sizmek. Pointroll offers tools that allow users to build, maintain and monitor their digital advertising campaigns.
Layoffs at Quad/Graphics are set to begin on or around January 3, 2016, according to a WARN Act notice that the company filed with the Pennsylvania Dept. of Labor & Industry. Company spokesperson Claire Ho called it a “challenging time in the printing industry” and said work will be transferred to other Quad/Graphics locations in the United States. The company recently held a job fair for Pennsylvania employees so they could apply for jobs at its Martinsburg, W.V. and Saratoga Springs, New York facilities.
“The decision to close our East Greenville plant is no reflection on employees’ performance. Our employees there have worked hard to help their plants succeed,” said Ho. “Rather, this is a strategic business decision. As a company, we continue to consolidate work into plants where we believe we can achieve the greatest manufacturing and distribution efficiencies. Other plants have more automated platforms better suited to future needs.”
The 93 workers being laid off at Pointroll Inc. were notified on Nov. 13, according to a WARN notice. Layoffs will begin on January 11, 2016 and finish by June 30. Pointroll had been the creative solutions business of Cofactor, a Tegna Company before it sold to Sizmek for $20 million. The company did not respond to a request for comment.
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