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BOARDMAN TWP., Ohio - A local manufacturer of church donation envelopes is closing.  All sixteen employees of American Church Incorporated have been notified that the company is phasing out the local operation on McClurg Road by the end of the year.

American Church CEO, Kyle Hamilton tells 21 News that the company is consolidating operations at it's headquarters in Indiana, where the business has similar facilities that manufacture and market envelopes.

Hamilton describes the current market for church envelopes as flat, or shrinking.

According to Hamilton, the company is offering workers a generous severance plan and will carry their medical benefits. Hamilton also says that they are helping the employees with resume preparation and job placement.

Hamilton says American Church has invested $5-million in the local operation since purchasing it from the bankrupt American Paper Group on 2003. At that time there were 330 employees. Some of those employees were retained, and still work at the building on McClurg road.

Hamilton believes that some of the employees have worked there for as long as 20 years.

 

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