BINGHON, N.Y. — Binghamton Printing House, which is facing a fire in the Bedford-Stuyvesant section of Brooklyn, said Thursday that it has been forced to reopen for business after its printer’s union agreed to a new contract with the company.
The company said in a statement that the agreement was signed on Thursday, the same day a fire broke out at the printing house on East 6th Street.
A fire that broke out on the printing plant on East 7th Street on July 28, 2016.
Binghamton Printing is the oldest printing company in the U.S. and has a long history of printing, including a contract with New York City in the early 1900s to print its products.
“The print shop has been closed for the past four days and we are continuing to work closely with the union to make sure that this does not happen again,” the company said.
Earlier this week, the company filed a lawsuit against the city and New York Fire Department alleging that the fire broke through the building’s perimeter.
According to the lawsuit, the fire erupted after someone opened the building and started spraying chemicals onto the building.
The fire damaged three floors and damaged three more buildings.
The city said Thursday it is investigating the fire.