RR Donnelley to permanently close its plant that prints specialty news magazines in Mendota, Illinois, on May 28, resulting in layoff of 207 employees, confirms city official

LOS ANGELES , March 28, 2012 () –

R.R. Donnelley & Sons Co. plans to permanently close its printing plant in Mendota, Illinois, on May 28, according to a federally-mandated letter filed by the Chicago-based company, reported The Times on March 28.

The closure was confirmed in a Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act (WARN) letter the city received from R.R. Donnelley, said Mendota City Clerk Emily McConville, adding that she has not spoken directly with the company.

The 207 employees at the plant, which opened in 1992 and prints specialty news magazines, will lose their jobs as a result of the closure, according to the article, which was carried on MyWebTimes.com.

The Times reported that the company did not return the newspaper’s March 28 calls and emails seeking comment.

McConville said that the closure “seems to be more of a reaction to the changing times,” but wished that R.R. Donnelley had given city officials the opportunity to discuss the pending closure beforehand.

Certain employers with 100 or more employees must notify employees, unions, and local and state governments 60 days before any mass layoff or plant closing, according to a federal law, The Times reported.

The primary source of this article is The Times, Ottawa, Illinois, on March 28, 2012.


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