Webcrafters specializes in the manufacturing of books. The company has recently announced that it would be sold to the Minnesota-based CJK Group. On October 2, 2017, the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development received a WARN notification from Webcrafters. The company informed the Department that it is being acquired by the CJK Group as a part of an asset sale.
In accordance with that transaction, the company will be closing its facilities at 2211 Fordem Avenue in Madison and its 5847 Blue Bill Park Drive facility in Waunakee. Under the terms of the sale, Webcrafters will continue to employ its current workforce until December 31, 2017. It is believed that CJK Group could retain a substantial number of employees from Webcrafters.
The total number of workers that will be impacted by the closure remains unknown. However, none of the employees will be given the opportunity to exercise bumping rights. Simultaneously, the employees are not represented by any collective bargaining representative.