Shorewood Packaging Consolidates Litho Printing Business
NEW YORK—Shorewood Packaging, a business of International Paper, announced that it is realigning its lithographic printing operations in North America. The core of this change is the discontinuation of the lithographic printing operation within its Newport News, Va., facility, and the transition of related customers to Shorewood’s plants in Indianapolis, Ind., Toronto, Canada, and Aguascalientes, Mexico.
“Decisions like this are often painful but we have solid plans in place to seamlessly transition our customers to the new operations,” said Jeff Molchan, vice president of consumer products sales for Shorewood Packaging.
The lithographic printing operation at Newport News prints and converts packaging for the consumer products industry. Shorewood will continue to operate its gravure printing operation at Newport News, which prints and converts packaging primarily for the tobacco industry.
The discontinuation of the lithographic printing operation at the Newport News plant will affect approximately 100 employees, who will be eligible to receive severance and outplacement assistance.