Compass Maps Inc., based in Modesto since its founding in 1962, has temporarily closed its office on Kansas Avenue, according to a company official.
A sign appeared at the business earlier this month that read “Business is Closed,” but a company official who would not speak on the record said that sign was placed by mistake.
After The Bee inquired about the sign, it was replaced by one that says “Closed for Inventory."
The company official said Compass was re-organizing and would re-open its office but was unsure as to when.Compass had about 30 employees in 2006, according to an obituary for one of its founders, Richard Elke.
The official would not say how many employees Compass has now, but said customers were still picking up orders from the warehouse behind the main building.