ACCO Brands will close its manufacturing and distribution facility in East Texas, Pa. Business operations currently located in East Texas, including manufacturing and distribution of Day-Timer planners and organizers, will relocate to other ACCO Brands facilities in Sidney, N.Y.; Kettering, Ohio; and Lincolnshire, Ill. The transition is expected to begin in September 2012 and be complete during the first half of 2013.
The facility in East Texas employs approximately 300 people. Its primary business is the sales, marketing, manufacturing and distribution of Day-Timer planning products.
"This was a difficult decision for us," said Thomas W. Tedford, executive vice president of ACCO Brands and president, U.S. Office and Consumer Products. "Our East Texas employees have been loyal and productive contributors to our success for many years. Nevertheless, our recent merger with the Mead Consumer & Office Products business has created a significant overlap in our Dated Goods business, and the best option for our company in the long term is to co-locate these businesses in a much larger facility in Sidney, N.Y."