Quad/Graphics is now hiring 420 full and part time positions, part of the company’s plans to expand its Wisconsin operations and create up to 1,300 new jobs here. Last week, Quad/Graphics was awarded $46 million in enterprise zone tax credits to create the 1,300 jobs over an 11 year period, while retaining more than 5,500 jobs it already has here.
Earlier this year Quad/Graphics acquired Montreal-based World Color Press Inc., and the merged corporation became a publicly traded company.
Quad/Graphics said it is restarting equipment that had been shut down in 2009 in response to the worldwide economic downturn. In addition, the company said it is making investments in new equipment and technology to fortify its capabilities.
“We are pleased to be bringing jobs to Wisconsin and building on the strong foundation we already have in place,” said Joel Quadracci, chairman, president and CEO of Quad/Graphics. “With our recent acquisition of World Color, we are moving quickly to consolidate plants to create the most modern and efficient manufacturing platform. To that end, we are moving client work into our most efficient facilities. While we have many options on where we can place the work, a key factor for Wisconsin receiving the most significant portion is Governor Doyle’s commitment to helping us retain and grow jobs.”
Quad/Graphics has five printing facilities in Wisconsin – in Hartford, Lomira, Pewaukee, Sussex and West Allis.