“We welcome Flesh Co to the growing network of Two Sides member companies and our team looks forward to working with them to help spread the positive word about the sustainability of print and paper,” says Two Sides North America President, Phil Riebel. “We’re honored to be a member of Two Sides. They are a strong supporter of our industry and our membership will give us additional tools to help our clients promote printed solutions.” says Roger Buck,CDC, Director of Marketing, Flesh Co. Located in St. Louis, Flesh Co is a recognized leader in trade-only printing. For over 100 years, Flesh Co has symbolized ingenuity, integrity and innovation.
A Philadelphia enterprise that printed more than a billion Bibles since its founding during the Civil War says its Northeast Philadelphia plant will be closed by Christmas.
LSC Communications of Chicago plans to shut the printing plant at 11311 Roosevelt Blvd. and lay off 174 workers. The company is consolidating Bible production at another plant it owns near Crawfordsville, Ind., and moving some of the Philadelphia presses there, according to people who work at the plant.
“They say the Bible business has really gone soft, and their warehouses are full,” said Wayne Cox, business representative for Graphic Communications Conference-Teamsters local union 4-C, based in Clifton Heights, which represents 150 of the workers, along with printers at other companies in central Pennsylvania. LSC didn’t reply to an inquiry seeking comment.
The one-story Roosevelt Boulevard plant was built by National Publishing in 1997 to replace its landmark loft printing factory at 24th and Locust Streets facing the Schuylkill in Center City, which is now an apartment building.
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