Worldcolor Closing Tennessee Plant

Printer Worldcolor is closing its Dyersburg, Tenn., facility, putting about 668 people out of work.

DYERSBURG, Tenn. (AP) -- Worldcolor is closing its Dyersburg facility, putting about 668 people out of work.

The State Gazette reports the plant will close in phases over the next several months and should be completely shut down by the first quarter of 2011.

In January, Quad/Graphics Inc., the largest privately held printer in the U.S., acquired World Color Press Inc., or Worldcolor, the second largest provider of print, digital and related services in the Americas.

Dyersburg/Dyer County Chamber of Commerce President Allen Hester said his group had been working behind the scenes for some time to try to keep the plant open. Now it will focus on trying to find new jobs for those who are becoming unemployed.

Worldcolor has approximately 18,000 employees working in facilities across the Americas.

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