In Dunedin, owners and company directors, brothers Stephen and Gerard Rogan, have placed their company Rogan McIndoe in voluntary liquidation.Malcolm Hollis of Price Waterhouse-Coopers confirmed the liquidation proceedings. He advised the number of creditors and amounts owed would be known when a full report was completed in about a month. He said Dunedin companies that had paid for completed print work, and had it stored at Rogan's warehouse, should contact the liquidators to claim their property.
It’s thought that 18 jobs will be lost. Apart from the directors, some of the 16 staff members were on collective union agreements and others on individual contracts, and negotiations were continuing about redundancies.
John McIndoe, founded in 1893 and Rogan Print, founded in 1972, merged in 2002.
The old companies had individually won several medals for printing, with the new company earning further honours.
Dunedin printing last felt harsh job losses in 2006 when it lost 21 jobs at Tablet Print, and 150 jobs when Wickliffe relocated to Auckland.