Quantcast
Get breaking news alerts via email

Click here to manage your alerts
A worker stands next to burning tires outside the entrance of RR Donnelley printing plant in the outskirts of Buenos Aires, Argentina, Monday, Aug. 11, 2014. RR Donnelley, a Fortune 500 company from Chicago, closed its plant in Argentina without warning catching its 400 workers by surprise when they showed up for work Monday morning. The company posted a letter outside it's entrance announcing its closing due to "unsolvable crisis." (AP Photo/Victor R. Caivano)
U.S. printer shuts down operation in Argentina
Economy » About 400 workers find printing plant gates locked, note blames recession.
First Published Aug 11 2014 05:11 pm • Last Updated Aug 11 2014 05:11 pm

Buenos Aires, Argentina • A global printing company based in the U.S. shuttered its plant Monday in Argentina amid tough economic times in the South American country.

Employees of the R.R. Donnelley & Sons plant on the outskirts of Buenos Aires showed up to find the gates locked and a note on the door informing them the operation is now closed.

Join the Discussion
Post a Comment

"We profoundly regret to inform you that, confronted by an insurmountable crisis and having considered all the viable alternatives, we are closing our operations in Argentina," the note read in part.

Some workers staged an impromptu protest, setting tires on fire outside the gate and beating on drums. Union leaders said they would meet with Ministry of Labor officials in an attempt to reverse the layoff of about 400 workers at the plant who produced a number of leading magazines.

The company’s statement did not disclose details about what prompted the closure. A spokeswoman at the company’s headquarters in Chicago did not respond to a phone message or email requesting comment.

The closure comes as Argentina is in recession, with an unemployment rate of about 11 percent.




Copyright 2014 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Top Reader Comments Read All Comments Post a Comment
Click here to read all comments   Click here to post a comment


About Reader Comments


Reader comments on sltrib.com are the opinions of the writer, not The Salt Lake Tribune. We will delete comments containing obscenities, personal attacks and inappropriate or offensive remarks. Flagrant or repeat violators will be banned. If you see an objectionable comment, please alert us by clicking the arrow on the upper right side of the comment and selecting "Flag comment as inappropriate". If you've recently registered with Disqus or aren't seeing your comments immediately, you may need to verify your email address. To do so, visit disqus.com/account.
See more about comments here.
Staying Connected
Videos
Jobs
Contests and Promotions
  • Search Obituaries
  • Place an Obituary

  • Search Cars
  • Search Homes
  • Search Jobs
  • Search Marketplace
  • Search Legal Notices

  • Other Services
  • Advertise With Us
  • Subscribe to the Newspaper
  • Access your e-Edition
  • Frequently Asked Questions
  • Contact a newsroom staff member
  • Access the Trib Archives
  • Privacy Policy
  • Missing your paper? Need to place your paper on vacation hold? For this and any other subscription related needs, click here or call 801.204.6100.