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Berryville Graphics to consolidate in Clarke

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Book manufacturer Berryville Graphics will consolidate its operations at its manufacturing facility in Berryville, creating 84 new jobs and retaining 81 jobs in Virginia.

Berryville Graphics, which is part of Germany-based Bertelsmann AG, produces more than 120 million books at its Berryville facility, which was established in 1956.

“The book industry has faced many challenges over recent years, forcing us to review existing capacity and ultimately, reduce the number of physical locations,” David Liess, president and CEO of Berryville Graphics and Coral Graphic Services, said in a statement. “While this was not an easy decision, the excitement and partnership shown by both the State of Virginia and Clarke County has reinforced our belief that Berryville is the right place to invest.”

Gov. Bob McDonnell made the announcement after meeting with Bertelsmann AG CEO Thomas Rabe in Gutersloh, Germany on a marketing mission to Europe.

McDonnell approved a $200,000 performance grant from the Governor’s Opportunity Fund to help Berryville and Clarke County with the project.

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