Kendallville printing operation to close, costing 307 jobs

A northeastern Indiana printing operation plans to close by the end of the year, eliminating more than 300 jobs, its Chicago-based parent company has informed the state.

LSC Communications US LLC cited “continued deterioration of market conditions” for its decision to close one of its two Kendallville plants, the company said in a notice filed with the Indiana Department of Workforce Development.

The closure will mean the termination of 307 workers.

Layoffs are scheduled to begin Oct. 1, according to the notice. The plant will close permanently on Dec. 23, a company official said in the filing.

LSC’s other Kendallville plant will not be affected by the closure, the filing said. The operations in Kendallville were formerly known as Courier Kendallville.

Chicago-based LSC Communications US was established in 2016 as part of a corporate spin-off from RR Donnelley. It owns the publishers Research & Education Association and Dover Publications. The company says it is the largest producer of books in the United States.

LSC filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in April.

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