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.

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  • http://DonPiontek Don Piontek

    I have done business with QUAD since 1991 (bindery), and recently visited Sussex. Unlike some large printers, QUAD has consistently invested in the most advanced press and finishing technologies available. Not only that, but they partner with their vendors to improve vendor offerings. The results are plants that set the benchmark for efficient print manufacturing. The large printers (RRD, QUAD, Brown, Consolidated), recognize the need to consistently improve their manufacturing efficiency. It’s “improve, or die.”