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Transcontinental Closing Quebec Facility

April 15, 2011
MONTREAL—Transcontinental will be closing its T.R. Offset printing plant in Trois-Rivières, Quebec on June 4. Production of the daily paper Le Nouvelliste, the only publication printed at the plant, will be transferred to the new Transcontinental Transmag plant in Montreal, which has benefited from more than $60 million in investments over the past two years.

Some 50 employees at Transcontinental T.R. Offset will be affected by the closure. All employees will reportedly receive severance packages and out-placement services.

Going forward, Le Nouvelliste will be able to take advantage of the broad scope of printing options available at the Montreal plant, which is part of Transcontinental’s Canada-wide network of new hybrid printing platforms. This network is expressly designed to meet the current and future needs of newspaper publishers, and provides services such as faster turnaround times, higher print and production capacity, color on every page and the ability to print on coated newsprint.
 

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