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Geiger Brothers' Printing Business Falls Victim to New Technology
01/23/2013   Reported By: Tom Porter

One of Lewiston's largest employers is getting rid of nearly a quarter of its workforce. Geiger Brothers, producer of the Farmers' Almanac, says it's going to have to shut down its printing business in the coming months, with the loss of about 75 jobs. However, Gieger says its core business, which distributes promotional products for other companies, remains healthy. Executive Vice President Peter Geiger says the rising popularity of eletronic organizers means there's less demand for the pocket diaries, calendars and planners that Gieger Brothers prints and binds. Geiger spoke with Maine Things Considered host Tom Porter.

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Maine Things Considered host Tom Porter talks with Peter Geiger about what prompted Geiger Brothers, producer of the iconic Farmers' Almanac, to shut down its printing business and cut 75 jobs.


 

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