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Humphress: ‘We have the room for it’

Joe Centers • Aug 4, 2013 at 7:31 PM

RR Donnelley, Jefferson City’s (Mo.) 12th largest employer, told its employees Thursday that the Jefferson City operations will be shut down later this year, according to a story on NewsTribune.com.

Donnelley has a plant in Willard, but there is no word on how this will affect the local plant.

“I haven’t heard anything officially, but when plants shut down we usually do get some work here,” Willard City Manager Brian Humphress said. “There will be some work moved here, but I don’t know how much.

“A lot or a little depends on what the other plant does. This plant is really good with text books and catalogs. If the other plant does magazines, we won’t get any of that work here.”

Donnelley is one of the biggest employers in Huron County.

“This is the biggest printing plant in the world under one roof,” Humphress said. “We have the room for it and this plant here has the reputation for getting the work done under cost.”

Donnelley, like most other businesses, has had to tighten its belt over the years to deal with the economy.

“They definitely are a lot smaller than when I came here 12 years ago, but the people I talk to there tell me they always are swamped,” Humphress said. “The new normal — everybody is working a lot harder.”

Read compete story in Saturday's Norwalk Reflector.


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