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Geiger Brothers to Cut 75 Jobs in Lewiston
01/23/2013 12:52 PM ET  

Executive Vice President Peter Geiger says the popularity of electronic organizers is forcing the company to stop pringing calendars, pocket diaries and planners.

Seventy-five jobs are going to be lost in Lewiston, as Geiger Brothers closes its printing plant. The company says it will still produce its signature "Farmers' Almanac," but will continure to have the retail edition printed out of state.

Executive Vice President Peter Geiger says the company is going to have to stop printing calendars, pocket diaries and planners due to the growing popularity of electronic organizers.

"If I have to let one person go, I feel bad, so when I have to let 75 people go it becomes probably the saddest day of my life," Geiger says. "And it's just something that we have tried to avoid, but it finally caught up with us and it just had to be done."

Geiger says the company, which employs about 400 people, will continue with its successful core business of distributing promotional products for businesses. He says this side of the business is growing, and the company has no plans to leave its Lewiston location.

This story was reported and written by Tom Porter.


 

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