AllThingsD has news of the death of a worker on December 4 at an Amazon warehouse in New Jersey:
Abacus executives did not immediately respond to emails seeking comment. A woman who answered the phone at Abacus' Avenel location hung up on me when I identified myself as a reporter.
A Genco spokesman didn't respond to email and phone messages requesting comment.
Genco turns out to be a pretty interesting little (or big) business story in its own right, a privately held company with a reported $1.5 billion in annual revenue specializing in "reverse logistics," or handling returns. It's based in Pittsburgh and run by Herb Shear, who is the third generation of his family to run the business. There's one business book or business-school course I would like to read — about third-generation family businesses with more than $1 billion a year in sales that aren't based on either of the coasts and that haven't yet gone public or sold out to either Warren Buffett or some private equity firm. A small group but a newsworthy one.