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Morristown's Morrison Communications 'adapts' to business climate; 35 employees losing their jobs

April 30th, 2009 12:00 am by Staff Report

After 65 years, Morrison Communications Inc. is going out of the manufacturing business. According to a report in the Morristown Citizen Tribune employees were told Wednesday that all manufacturing operations will cease May 21.

While about 35 of the company’s 48 employees will lose their jobs, the company has long-range plans to transition both Morrison Printing Company and School Calendar Company from the manufacturing sector to the service sector and will retain a staff of about 13.

Both companies hope to make a smooth transition and remain in operation, said Maudie Briggs, CEO of Morrison Communications, parent company of Morrison Printing and School Calendar companies.

"In this economy, survival of the fittest no longer applies," she said. "What matters most now is adaptability — period."

Morrison Printing was founded in 1944 by James Cecil (Dick) Morrison, Briggs’ father. Her daughter, Candice Durman, is president of Morrison Printing.

"Morrison Printing has 65 years of experience in the graphic publications industry and that expertise doesn’t go away just because the equipment does," Durman said. "We understand commercial printing and we know how to help our customers get the most return for their investment from this form of media."

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