Hagadone Hawaii closing up printing operations due to increased import tariffs
The company is saying the increased import tariffs and rising cost of business in the state are a few of the top reasons for the closure.
HONOLULU - Hagadone Hawaii, a commercial printing company that has served the community for more than 26 years, is saying aloha to its printing operations.
The company is saying the increased import tariffs and rising cost of business in the state are a few reasons for the closure.
“There is no doubt that this decision was difficult and not made lightly. The Hagadone family explored every possible alternative and found the only viable one is to narrow our focus to publishing and digital/online services,” Clint Schroeder, President & Chief Operating Officer, said.
93 people will be laid off. Those affected are provided with a 60-days notice, and the company will honor all commitments for printing through January 11, 2019.
“Hagadone Corporation was founded on the ethics of hard work, attention to detail and a drive for excellence. Our employees reflect that ethic, which makes this all the more difficult for me, but also gives me hope that they’ll secure jobs with other employers that value them as much as we have,” Schroeder said.
Hagadone Media Group and Hagadone Digital will continue their operation in Hawaii.