Worldcolor Consolidating Toronto Plants

MONTREAL—Worldcolor announced that it is consolidating its Toronto-area magazine, catalog and in-line direct mail operations into a single, multipurpose plant. The move will result in the reduction of about 200 jobs, though 50 positions will be created at the multipurpose facility.

The production facilities and sales offices will be located at Worldcolor’s Aurora, Ontario, plant. This consolidation is part of an ongoing reorganization initiative reportedly designed to enhance customer service and improve efficiency. As part of this initiative, operations at Worldcolor’s Richmond Hill, Ontario, facility will be transferred to the Aurora plant, which will grow by 50 positions. Richmond Hill employs about 200. The consolidation is expected to be completed by the end of March.

In other news, Worldcolor has signed a multiyear agreement with PC Acquisition for the continued production of the Personal Creations catalog program. In addition to printing the catalog program, Worldcolor will provide integrated, multi-channel solutions utilizing variable data printing, e-mail and microsites to strengthen the impact of Personal Creations’ catalog program.