Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Worldcolor (Quebecor) announces Carroll Plant to close in March

Word came to City Hall and Iowa Workforce Development this morning that Worldcolor (formerly Quebecor World) will close their Carroll facility in March 2010.

Worldcolor employs 55 in Carroll. The Canadian-owned company printed short-run two-color phone books. The niche market was strong, according to information obtained from the company in 2008 through Carroll Area Development Corporation's Existing Industry Visitation program.

Clearly this is a blow to the good people working at Worldcolor and to the community. We are hopeful what with Carroll County's low unemployment rate (4.7% in November, 2009) there will be opportunity for Worldcolor employees to find work that matches their skills here.

The company name became Worldcolor in 2009 after Quebecor World emerged from bankruptcy. The company's Waukee, Iowa facility apparently was not affected by the recent developments.

Watch this post for updates.

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