Deep roots are not enough to withstand the change that’s swirling around business today.
Stevens Graphics, an Atlanta printing press founded in the 1880s to produce the Hastings Seed Catalog, is tentatively scheduled to close by the end of the year, AJC staffer Rachel Tobin Ramos writes.
AT&T, the printer’s current owner, plans to close two Stevens plants – one here and one in Birmingham — because printing is not part of AT&T’s “core business,” said Bob Mueller, executive director of business operations for AT&T Advertising Solutions.
More than 400 jobs –- 227 in Atlanta and 208 in Birmingham — will be eliminated, Ramos reports.
Stevens prints more than 65 million Yellow Pages and White Pages directories annually.
Mueller said the AT&T Real Yellow Pages would still be printed and delivered, but the company will outsource it.
But Mueller said AT&T has no other printing presses. He expressed AT&T’s regret about the closures.
This economy is prompting lots of regrets.
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