Cenveo-related Employees Say Company Closed Without Warning
Sixty employees working in Eureka at the magazine and printing company, Cenveo Inc., are now unemployed and still owed for three week's worth of work, reports FOX2 News on Monday evening.
UPDATE Wednesday 6:49 a.m.: Patch was in communication with a Cenveo representative on Tuesday to ask for clarification and confirmation about the following situation. The representative said Cenveo managers would like everyone to know the closure of Infinity Fulfillment Group, a company that rented space from Cenveo at its Eureka location, reflects a separate company and thus separate employees. Patch is still waiting from an official statement from Cenveo, and will update Eureka-Wildwood readers as soon as it is received.
After Infinity/Cenveo Inc., employees in Eureka took a 10 percent paycut and worked seven days a week, they said the company shut down without warning at 3 p.m. Thursday. According to interviews conducted Monday with Infinity/Cenveo employees by FOX2 News, workers were promised to be paid, but still have received no information about how and when compensation would happen.
The certified master printing and binding company is located at 101 Workman Court in Eureka.
Former Infinity employee Tara Gilbert told FOX2 she felt "stabbed in the back," particularly after how hard the group had been working. She likened their recent, all-around work efforts to "a family."
According to the news broadcast, Cenveo representatives leased the space to the binding company called Infinity. However, Infinity's sole purpose for existence was to service Cenveo projects, so employees fear it will be difficult to get to a resolution of payment.
In July 2010, Cenveo consolidated two Missouri print facilities and moved into the 220,000-square-foot plant formerly occupied by automotive supplier Visteon in Eureka. Visteon vacated its one-year-old plant in 2009 after the nearby Chrysler plant in Fenton closed. At that time, Cenveo brought 198 jobs to Eureka.
According to Cenveo's website, Mike Denny is still listed as the general manager for the company's Eureka location. There is no online reference to the closing of operations on the site.
Cenveo-St. Louis was formerly known as Color-Art Inc.
The company completed the following type of projects:
- Annual Reports
- Corporate ID Packages
- Customized Mailings
- Direct Mail
- Marketing Kits
- Merchandise Marketing
- Point-of-Purchase Displays
- Presentation Folders
- Printed Plastics
- Reply Cards
- Scratch Pads
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