ACCO to cut 36 jobs by moving, local officials want business to reconsider

ACCO update

OGDENSBURG, N.Y. (WWNY) - There’s a movement underway to get a St. Lawrence County business to change its mind about moving its manufacturing operations to a different state.

ACCO Brands in Ogdensburg plans to cut 36 jobs.

Spokesperon Julie McEwan confirms the company is moving its manufacturing out of the Maple City and taking it to Mississippi.

That'll happen between now and May of 2020.

The distribution business will stay in Ogdensburg, keeping 70 jobs at the plant, according to McEwan.

Patrick Kelly, chief executive officer for the St. Lawrence County Industrial Development Agency, wants ACCO to change its mind about the move.

He released the following statement:

“ACCO has been a key employer in St. Lawrence County for over 70 years and has long lauded the local workforce as a reason for the company’s success. While we are pleased the company is maintaining its distribution operations in Ogdensburg, and recognize the competitive pressures of the office products industry, we are working with our State level partners to try to get the company to reconsider the decision to move its manufacturing operations.”

ACCO manufactured binders and white boards in Ogdensburg.

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