Well-known Dayton company will close Ohio site, lay off 63 workers

Taylor Communications has notified state government that it will lay off more than 60 Ohio employees.

Taylor, which has about 600 employees in Dayton, will permanently close a Columbus facility, the company said in a WARN (Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notice) letter to the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services.

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“We expect the date of the first lay-off to be on or about September 3, 2019,” Steve Geiger, a Taylor vice president, said in the letter to the state, which was dated July 12.

There are 63 full-time employees impacted by this action, Geiger added.

The Columbus office, at 3950 Business Park Drive, operates as Vectra Visual printers. The WARN notice makes no mention of any Taylor employees in Dayton.

North Mankato, Minn.-based Taylor bought what was then a bankrupt Dayton business communications company, Standard Register, for $307 million in 2015. Taylor changed the company’s name a year later, and in 2017, the company moved most of its Dayton employees to a downtown location, at 111 W. First St.

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