Quad Investing $23M in Canadian Ops; 300 Lose Jobs
Following the closure, the company will have eight printing plants in Canada: in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia; Montreal, St. Laurent and LaSalle, Quebec; Aurora and Concord, Ontario; Edmonton, Alberta; and Vancouver, British Columbia, as well as a fully integrated premedia facility in Toronto that offers prepress, photography and creative services.
The company will dedicate the Edmonton facility to producing retail inserts and directories, capitalizing on the plant’s manufacturing and distribution capabilities in these segments. Magazine and other commercial work currently produced there will be transferred to the company’s Aurora, Ontario, facility, which is well-equipped for high-quality and timely magazine production. The transition of work between the two facilities is expected to occur within the next 30 days. As a result, approximately 30 employee positions will be eliminated in Edmonton.