Skip to comments.Farmersí Almanac maker to lay off 75 as it moves printing from Lewiston [Maine]
Posted on 01/22/2013 9:52:14 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
LEWISTON, Maine Geiger Brothers, the producer of the Farmers Almanac as well as pocket diaries and calendars, is divesting itself of its printing and manufacturing business after 135 years.
The companys decision, one influenced by changes in peoples behavior wrought by technology, will lead to 75 people losing their jobs, Peter Geiger, the companys executive vice president and editor of the Farmers Almanac, told the Bangor Daily News on Tuesday evening.
Geiger said the company, which was founded in 1878 and moved to Lewiston in 1955, told its employees of the decision on Tuesday.
The company, which is also a distributor of promotional products, currently has about 400 employees, the majority in Lewiston, Geiger said.
While the distribution of promotional products is the companys core business and has been on the rise, Geiger said the companys manufacturing business has lost substantial amounts of money over the past several years. He said demand for Geigers pocket diaries and calendars has decreased as people increasingly rely on smartphones and other technologies...
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Lewiston isn’t a big city is it? Those 75 jobs... no make it 400 locally since they are moving the rest out too... is going to hurt.
It's certain that the printing will be done in a liberty-loving Right to Work state:
Maine needs to get with the program and toss out the modern-day slavery of unionism. It's a winning formula for both workers and owners.
They’re the Farmers Almanac!
How come they didn’t see that coming?
There are now more unionized government employees than those in private sector America.
It's even more insidious since you're paying 100% of the unionized government workers pay.
That’s one Farmer’s Almanac, not to be confused with the Old Farmers Almanac from the folks at Yankee Magazine, still published in Dublin NH I believe.
get the OFA yearly and enjoy all the info in it.
i carefully tracked our regional weather since October
and dang if the OFA tracked pretty close to actual results.
the cycles of good/bad weather & coldest period predictions
were usually within a weeks time accurate !!