Meadwestvaco cuts 100 jobs

NORWICH - More Chenango County workers have lost their jobs as Meadwestvaco Consumer & Office Products in Sidney gave 106 employees the pink slip last week.

The company announced operational changes on April 6 that will transfer the marketing, sales, customization and distribution of its Ready Reference® line of planners, calendars and date books to Beacon Promotions, Inc.

MWV Consumer & Office Products’ facility in Sidney will continue to manufacture the Ready Reference and some of The Old Farmer’s Almanac products for Beacon Promotions. The changes will begin immediately and are expected to be completed within 90 days.

As a result of this transaction, approximately 106 salaried and hourly positions that support the Promotional Products business in Sidney have been impacted. Affected salaried employees will be eligible for separation benefits in accordance with the company policy. The terms of employment of hourly workers are governed under the collective bargaining agreement between the company and its union representative.

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