MIDLOTHIAN, Texas--March 21, 2005-- Ennis, Inc. a manufacturer of printed business products & apparel headquartered in Midlothian, Texas has announced the consolidation of business produced on the east coast of the United States from its plant in Edison, New Jersey to plants located in Coshocton, Ohio and Medfield, Massachusetts. The Edison, New Jersey and Medfield, Massachusetts facilities were part of the Crabar/GBF acquisition which occurred in July of 2004.
The Edison, New Jersey facility will transfer business, equipment and personnel to the Coshocton and Medfield locations over the next three months. Afterwards the Edison facility will be closed. Additionally orders on the east coast can be sent to the Chatham, Virginia facility. People in the New Jersey facility will be offered positions in the other facilities to the extent they are available. The consolidation of business, equipment and personnel was part of the original transition plan to reduce fixed overhead to realize greater efficiencies from the Crabar/GBF acquisition.
Keith Walters, Chairman, President and CEO of Ennis, said, "Along with the closing of the Dayton, Ohio administrative facility, this is the last of the transitional location moves associated with the Crabar/GBF acquisition. We want to assure our customers that there will be no impact on the quality or delivery associated with this relocation of the business currently produced in Edison, New Jersey. All of the remaining facilities in Ohio, Massachusetts, and Virginia can provide the best possible service to our customers."
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