Printing Company Closes Plant After COVID-19 Cripples Business

The factory's roots were more than 100 years old — and still not strong enough.

Cenveo Worldwide's facility in Henrico County, Va., printed everything from magazines to comic books, but the coronavirus pandemic hit the printing plant hard.

Several publishers have canceled or delayed projects, and the comic book industry is at a standstill. Now, 184 workers are out of a job, and the plant will be closed by May 31.

According to the Richmond Times-Dispatch, the company has roots that date back to 1913.

Cenveo acquired the plant in 2007 as part of a $430 million buyout of Cadmus Communications. Cadmus is a descendant of William Byrd Press, which was founded in Richmond in 1913.

According to the company's website, Cenveo still has about 25 other plants in the U.S.

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