By RICHARD F. BELISLE
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Gov. Gaston Caperton, winding down his eight years in office, returned to Martinsburg Friday to dedicate a new road in his name and cut the ribbon for Berkeley County's newest hotel. The road, Caperton Boulevard, leads into the main entrance of the new $60 Million Quad/Graphics printing plant scheduled to open in May. The governor was credited by local government and development officials Friday with being a strong influence in bringing the printing giant to Martinsburg.
The plant will start production with 200 employees and is expected to triple in size to more than 1 million square feet in 10 years or less, company officials said. By that time the work force will grow to about 1,000, they said.
Quad/Graphics, a Wisconsin-based corporation, has 8,500 employees working in nine plants, including six in Wisconsin, two in Georgia and one in New York State. They print Time, Newsweek and U.S. News and World Report magazines, Times-Mirror publications, Outdoor Life, field and Stream and Playboy, among others.