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Midland printing plant closing, around 300 workers without a job

Quad/Graphics, Inc.

A company release said the Quad printing facility in Midland will be closed, “on or around September 10” of this year.

The plant employs around 300 workers. Quad spokesperson, Claire Ho said the plant will consolidate into other locations, where there are openings for Midland employees to transfer. 


“We are serious about retaining as many of the Midland plant employees as possible,” Ho said. “We are offering them incentives to consider making a move.”


The worldwide company only has one Michigan location, in Midland. The company will be hosting a job fair on Monday, July 22 to offer employees the opportunity to relocate. 


Ho said the workers are local people and if they are unable to relocate for any reason they will be compensated.


“We are going to provide them with a separation package that includes extension of pay, extension of health care benefits and career counseling assistance,” Ho said.


Ho said digital advertising has affected the volume of their work which in part, is the why the company made the decision to close the plant.

Tess DeGayner is a student reporter for WCMU News. She is a senior at Central Michigan University studying Journalism and Broadcasting. Her hometown is Fenton, Michigan.