QUEENSBURY — Web Graphics, a Queensbury-based graphic printing and design company, will close in September and lay off all 88 workers.
The company, which manufactures business forms and stationery, is closing around Sept. 13, according to the Working Adjustment and Retraining Notification filed on Thursday with the state Department of Labor.
Web Graphics operates out of a 90,000-square-foot plant at 428 Corinth Road. Calls to the company were referred to a corporate spokesperson.
Spokeswoman Jennifer Heimer said the company’s policy is not to comment on facility closures.
EDC Warren County President Edward Bartholomew said he would be reaching out to the company to assist in any way possible.
The company was founded in 1964 by Clendon Cone, who patented a piece of equipment in which customized envelopes and letterhead could be attached to continuous feed paper and loaded into a computer printer, according to Post-Star archives. Cone sold the business in the early 1980s, because he worried that computers would make the printing services obsolete.
Web Graphics was later acquired by William House Regency, a division of American Pad and Paper. William House Regency was bought in 1996 by Taylor Corp., a Minnesota-based firm that was headed by Glen Taylor, owner of the NBA’s Minnesota Timberwolves. After the sale, 17 employees were let go, leaving the work force at that time at about 131 people.
Michael Goot covers politics, business, the city of Glens Falls and the town and village of Lake George. Reach him at 518-742-3320 or email@example.com and follow his blog at http://poststar.com/blogs/michael_goot/.
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