Canadian Manufacturing

Transcontinental to close Quebec City printing plant, will layoff 140

Company will shift marketing product printing to facility in Beauce, Que

MONTREAL—Canada’s largest publisher it moving out of Quebec City.

Transcontinental Inc. has announced it will close its plant on Rue Jean-Perrin in Quebec and transfer its marketing product printing operations to other plants across its network—mainly to the Transcontinental Interglobe facility in Beauce, Que.

“Conditions in the print market are changing and we must continuously adapt,” Jacques Grégoire, the company’s president, said. “In this context, we need to review our equipment utilization to better optimize our platform. We regret having to make this decision which affects our employees and would like to thank them for their dedication to our organization.”

The company plans to shut the plant down before April 30 of this year, resulting in the loss of 140 jobs.

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