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Closure of Web Graphics in September | Local

QUEENSBURY – Web Graphics, a Queensbury-based printing and graphic design company, will close in September and lay off all 88 workers.

The company, which makes business forms and stationery, is closing around Sept. 13, according to the labor adjustment and retraining notice filed Thursday with the state Department of Labor.

Web Graphics operates from a 90,000 square foot factory located at 428 Corinth Road. Calls to the company were forwarded to a company spokesperson.

Spokeswoman Jennifer Heimer said it is company policy not to comment on facility closures.

EDC Warren County President Edward Bartholomew said he would contact the company to help in any way possible.

The company was founded in 1964 by Clendon Cone, who patented equipment in which personalized envelopes and letterhead could be attached to continuous-feed paper and loaded into a computer printer, according to Post Star archives. Cone sold the company in the early 1980s because he feared that computers would make printing services obsolete.

Web Graphics was later acquired by William House Regency, a division of American Pad and Paper. William House Regency was purchased in 1996 by Taylor Corp., a Minnesota-based company run by Glen Taylor, owner of the NBA’s Minnesota Timberwolves. After the sale, 17 employees were made redundant, leaving the workforce at that time at around 131.