LSC Communications to Close Virginia Plant, 140 Impacted
LSC Communications workers and their families in Salem, Va., likely won’t be feeling very festive this Memorial Day weekend. That’s because Chicago-based LSC Communications filed a Worker Adjustment and Retraining Act Notification Act (WARN) notice May 22 that it intends to permanently close its Salem, Va.-based, 278,000-sq.-ft. book manufacturing facility in July and lay off the approximately 140 workers employed there. The notice also indicated that the layoffs are scheduled to begin July 23, and last during a two-week period.
According to The Roanoke Times, RR Donnelley began the local operation in 1997. Salem, Va., is a town with about 25,000 residents, so, obviously, the closure and subsequent layoffs is a major blow to the local community.
LSC Communications spun off from RR Donnelley last October, when the then-$11.7 billion conglomerate split into three separate, publicly held companies: RR Donnelley, LSC Communications and Donnelley Financial Solutions.