Greenberg Publishing Co., which publishes books about toy trains andother hobbies, will lay off 10 employees Aug. 1, a company officer said.
The layoffs will streamline operations with Greenberg's parent company in Wisconsin, Vice President Linda F. Greenberg said. Orderfilling and processing and sales jobs in Sykesville are duplicated in Waukesha, Wis., she said.
Within the next year, however, the company plans to expands its editorial department and hire five to seven full-time editorial and administrative employees, Greenberg said.
Five part-time and five full-time employees will lose their jobs Aug. 1, she said.
"We're sorry to see this happen, but we certainly understand why," Greenberg said.
Employees will receive a "generous" severance package, she said.
The 7566 Main St. office employs 35 people.
In January, Kalmbach Publishing Co. purchased Greenberg Publishing and Greenberg Shows Inc., which sponsors hobby shows along the East Coast.
Greenberg and her husband, Bruce C. Greenberg, had owned the company and stayed on after the sale.
Greenberg Publishing, founded in 1975, publishes guides for toy train collectors that describe the trains and their worth.