Acco Brands Buys MeadWestvaco; Commits to Reinvestment and Growth
Updated On: Jul 03, 2012
Sidney Acco employees make Meade products like DayRunner

UPDATE: Members of Sidney Typographical Local 14164 at Acco Brands (formerly MeadWestvaco) are  overwhelmingly ratified a new agreement covering the over 500 workers represented at the facility by a nearly three to one margin.

Members of Sidney Typographical Local 14164 at Acco Brands (formerly MeadWestvaco) are working on negotiating a new agreement covering the over 500 workers represented at the facility.
Acco bought the facility in November 2011. Acco Brands committed to upgrading the facility by investing in a $6 million, high-tech press. MeadWestvaco had a state-of-the-art facility prior to the purchase.
“The members of Local 14164 are some of the most dedicated and knowledgeable workers in the dated products business,” said Local President Matt Theodore. “They’ve made the Sidney facility what it is today.”
“We’re excited about the inclination of the company to work with the union,” added Theodore. “They entered into negotiations willingly and we are hoping to work out a favorable deal soon.”
Since purchasing the Mead Westvaco plant, Acco is making major changes to the various facilities. The company is closing its facility in East Texas and moving its production of the Day-Timer brand planners and organizers to the Sidney facility, possibly adding significant jobs and other opportunities to the plant.


 
 
   
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