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Quad-Graphics to close facilities in Minnesota, Illinois


SUSSEX, Wis (WSAU-Wheeler News)  Wisconsin's largest printing company says it will close two of its plants in neighboring Minnesota and Illinois. Quad-Graphics of Sussex said yesterday it would shut down its commercial printing facilities in Saint Cloud Minnesota and Woodstock Illinois.

The Saint Cloud Times says the shutdown in that city is a consolidation move, after Quad recently bought the Brown Printing Company of Waseca Minnesota for $100-million. Spokeswoman Claire Ho said full-time employees at both plants would be eligible for separation packages -- and job opportunities will be available at two other Quad-Graphics plants in Minnesota and ten in Wisconsin.

The Saint Cloud plant expects to close in late August, affecting 280 employees. Quad acquired the plant in 2010 when it bought the large Canadian firm of World Color.