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Quad/Graphics to close Woodstock printing plant

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Associated Press

About 500 workers in Illinois will lose their jobs when Quad/Graphics closes its printing operation in Woodstock later this year.

The closing stems from Quad/Graphics' recent $100 million acquisition of Brown Printing Co.

Spokeswoman Claire Ho said Wednesday that Quad/Graphics is integrating Brown's operations with its own. The moves meant the closing of the Woodstock operations and a facility in St. Cloud, Minnesota, where about 280 workers will lose their jobs.

Woodstock and St. Cloud workers were told of the company's plans early Wednesday. Ho said Quad/Graphics is preparing to offer relocation to those who are willing.

Mayor Brian Sager said considering the Quad/Graphics large presence in Woodstock, the city will feel the impact of the plant's closing.

Ho says there are positions for Woodstock workers at other plants.

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