R.R. Donnelley & Sons will begin to lay off 91 employees this week as part of a permanent closing of its TOPS Products distribution center in Georgetown.
The company recently gave notice about the closing to Georgetown Mayor Tom Prather and the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training.
"We've tried to be of as much assistance as we can to those employees," Prather said.
Other employers in Scott County have been notified that "91 quality employees" will be available and looking for employment, Prather said.
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The group includes 29 hoist operators and 43 "picker/packers," according to a list supplied to the state by the company.
The state is deploying a rapid-response team to help affected workers apply for unemployment insurance and to look for new jobs, Prather said.
No employees will have "bumping rights" to displace other employees working for the company elsewhere, according to a letter from Cindy Fleming, vice president of human resources for Donnelley in Chicago.
The center, on 108 Summer Court in Georgetown, distributed office files and binders.
The Trade Offset Printing Services Co., or TOPS, was founded in 1953 and has been a part of R.R. Donnelley since 2004. The company specialized in printing custom and standard business forms.
Prather said the Georgetown distribution center was called Atapco Office Products Group in his first term as mayor in 1999.
That year, three executives with the St. Louis-based company bought it in a $100 million leveraged buyout. They changed the name of the company to Eagle OPG Inc.
In 2000, Adams Business Forms of Topeka, Kan., merged with Eagle OPG. The company then became Cardinal Brands Inc.
In 2001, Cardinal Brands added a 50,000-square-foot expansion to the Georgetown distribution center.
In 2007, Cardinal Brands was sold for $130 million to R.R. Donnelley & Sons Co.
In 2009, the Cardinal, TOPS, Adams and Globe-Weis brands were united to create the TOPS Products family of brands.