Nationwide book distributor closing Indiana centre

INDIANAPOLIS - A nationwide book distributor plans to close its Indianapolis distribution centre this summer, costing nearly 150 workers their jobs.

Readerlink Distribution Services LLC notified Indiana officials on Wednesday that it expects to permanently close the distribution warehouse on Aug. 31, resulting in 147 job losses in several phases beginning in May.

The company provided no reason for the closure.

The Indianapolis Business Journal reports that the Illinois-based company is the nation's largest distributor of books to mass merchandisers. Readerlink also is the largest distributor of hardcover, trade and paperback books to non-trade-channel booksellers in North America.

The company says it distributes 300 million books annually to more than 50,000 retail locations nationwide.

Readerlink also has major distribution centres in Romeoville, Illinois; Salem, Virginia; and Clearfield, Utah.

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Information from: Indianapolis Business Journal, http://www.ibj.com


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