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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 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
  • Booklets
  • Brochures
  • Calendars
  • Catalogs
  • Corporate ID Packages
  • Customized Mailings
  • Direct Mail
  • Folders
  • Magazines
  • Maps
  • Marketing Kits
  • Merchandise Marketing
  • Newsletters
  • Point-of-Purchase Displays
  • Postcards
  • Posters
  • Presentation Folders
  • Printed Plastics
  • Publications
  • Reply Cards
  • Scratch Pads

Editor's Note: Are you affected by this business closing, or know someone who is? Tell us what happened in the comments' section of this article.

L Stagner August 28, 2012 at 02:02 PM
My husband lost his job at Infinity last week. There was no warning, and they closed on pay day with no paychecks. How are we supposed to buy groceries? and pay mortgages? when some multi million dollar company (Cenveo) wont pay for services that were already completed, even though they have a contract. Cenveo is a complete disgrace, every since the last CEO. They dont care about their employees and their families, That has been made evident in their actions for the last 5-6 years. They are only about more profit and not taking care of the people who work their butts of for them 60 hours a week. Thanks again Cenveo for ruining my life, my childrens lives, and my husbands career of 14 years!!!!!!!!!!The least you could do is pay your debts so my kids can eat!!!
Julie Brown Patton (Editor) August 28, 2012 at 02:06 PM
L Stagner, so sorry to hear your family hasn't received the money your husband is owed. We hope this issue is resolved quickly.
Eileen Tyrrell August 29, 2012 at 04:24 AM
L Stagner, you, your husband and children are in our prayers, along with all the employees of Cenveo that didn't get paid.
Julie Brown Patton (Editor) August 29, 2012 at 11:49 AM
A Cenveo spokesperson wants everyone to know that Cenveo, one of the largest printing companies in St. Louis, is NOT closed. Cenveo clarified that the employees affected are not truly Cenveo employees but are employed by Infinity Fulfillment Group, a separate and independent business. The printing company continues full operations, stated the spokesperson in an email late Tuesday night: "Cenveo currently is developing a public statement and will share that with Patch readers as soon as possible."
L Stagner September 05, 2012 at 06:52 PM
I wonder if this statement includes how Cenveo will not pay Infinity Fulfillment Group so that they can pay their ex employees final wages???
Julie Brown Patton (Editor) September 05, 2012 at 07:14 PM
L Stagner: Did you see the follow-up article about this published Aug. 30? http://eureka-wildwood.patch.com/articles/cenveo-managers-confirm-it-is-fully-operating-bindery-subcontractor-ceased
Karen Knotts October 31, 2012 at 03:53 PM
My husband worked for Cenveo for over 2 years. They moved us to Nebraska from our home of 22 years in GA. They laid my husband off even though he was completely loyal to them after moving us clear across country. They decided after giving him a raise to move to Nebraska that he made too much money and let him go. They are a complete disgrace to the real companies out there that care about their employees!!!!!
BRUCE TECHERT December 27, 2012 at 06:03 AM
Highly Leraged and poorly managed.they may never recover from recent transacction. 20 plus years of unrewarded service. Kenosha Plant closing! See you in the soup lines.

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