Transcontinental Printing

Transcontinental Nets $115M Print Contract
October 27, 2006

MONTREAL—Transcontinental Inc. and Trader Corp. have finalized a 10-year, C$115 million contract that sees the Canadian printer provide, among other things, vertical guides and related materials in the Atlantic Provinces, Quebec and Manitoba. The deal is a renewal, but with C$40 million of the amount earmarked for producing new products ticketed for Ontario, Saskatchewan and…

2006 PRINTING INDUSTRY HALL OF FAME — BUILDING A DYNASTY
October 1, 2006

THE WINDS of fate are unpredictable. Somehow, they guided Rémi Marcoux into the world of commercial printing, when he easily could have embarked on a career in accounting. Had Marcoux turned into a numbers cruncher instead of leading his own printing company, Montreal-based Transcontinental Inc. would have perished in 1975 at the hands of bankruptcy, never having grown to a $1.9 billion empire that employs 14,000 people. It may have been Marcoux’s destiny, for it was hardly a mapped out plan. In that regard, Marcoux—Transcontinental’s executive chairman and a 2006 inductee into the Printing Impressions/RIT Printing Industry Hall of Fame—is more than happy to

Transcontinental Obtains Publisher
September 1, 2006

MONTREAL—Transcontinental has acquired French-language educational resources publisher Cheneliere Education. Cheneliere is involved in the creation, development, adaptation, translation, publishing, promotion and distribution of educational resources.There are more than 5,500 titles in Cheneliere Education’s catalog. The company employs about 190 people and posts nearly C$50 million in annual revenues.

Transcontinental Clarifies Sale Mistake
July 14, 2006

MONTREAL—Transcontinental Inc. shouldered the blame for an administrative error in reporting the sale of stock that was reported nearly a year after the transaction took place, exonerating an employee in the process. The company cited a notice in Autorite de marches financiers—the regulatory body for Quebec’s financial sector—weekly bulletin that reported Ginette Roy, a senior vice president, finance and technology for Transcontinental Media, was fined C$5,000 for belatedly reporting the sale of 2,920 shares of Transcontinental stock. The delay was, however, due to an administrative error by the company which, under its insider trading policy, is responsible for producing the reports on insider trading. “Transcontinental management

Larivière Named President of Transcontinental Media
June 30, 2006

MONTREAL—Natalie Larivière has been appointed president of Transcontinental Media, a subsidiary of Transcontinental Inc. that comprises its magazine and newspaper publishing operations, as well as door-to-door distribution of advertising material and digital media. The operation has more than 3,000 employees and posted annual revenues of $555 million in 2005.“In our Media Sector, we are actively…

Transcontinental Augments Book Platform
June 23, 2006

LOUISEVILLE, PQ—Transcontinental held a grand opening ceremony here for its new 153,000-square-foot Gagne printing plant. The facility, which has been in operation for several weeks, represents a $20 million investment on behalf of the Montreal-based company.The plant, which produces black-and-white books, added 70 new jobs, bringing its total workforce there to 325 employees.In other company…

Transcontinental Invests $25M in Plant
June 9, 2006

MONTREAL—Transcontinental has plunked down C$25 million to bolster its Saint-Hyacinthe plant, including the acquisition of an eight-unit KBA Compacta 618 web press and a 22,500-square-foot addition to the building.The investment includes modifications to the building structure to accommodate the new press, which will begin operating in the spring of 2007. The facility, which generates around…

Transcontinental Merges Facilities
May 19, 2006

MONTREAL—Transcontinental has combined its commercial printing and direct marketing facilities in the Toronto area. Equipment at Transcontinental O’Keefe Toronto will be transferred to the Transcontinental Direct Toronto plant by the end of September. As part of the consolidation, 23 employees were let go. The facility now has 225 employees.

DATABASE MANAGEMENT — DATA INTO DOLLARS
April 1, 2006

IMAGINE CONTROLLING your customers’ information, including how it is updated, managed, printed and distributed. Printers that provide database management services don’t have to dream about such a scenario. “We’ve offered database management services since the 1960s,” confirms Ty Vincent, president and CEO of Vincent Direct in Columbus, OH. “At that time, we typed a series of file cards for our clients and managed their information manually. The technology has evolved over the years and we now offer very sophisticated database management and in-house programming.” Although Vincent Direct has been offering these services for a long time, one could argue there has been no more important time

BINDERY matters
December 1, 2005

Landmark Stacker Installed at Vertis BALTIMORE—Vertis Inc., owner of more than 50 stackers from RIMA-SYSTEM, has ordered an RS 36 compensating stacker—the 8,000th such machine installed worldwide. Shown here celebrating the landmark purchase are, from the left, Pat Frey and Linda McClure from Vertis Inc. with Horst Steinhart, president of RIMA-SYSTEM. Mailing System Is a Match at Jersey Firm SWEDESBORO, NJ—Direct Group, a provider in the high-volume, time-sensitive segment of the direct mail industry, has added Lake Image Systems' IntegraVision and IntegraJet systems for document matching and in-line envelope personalization on its new high-speed mail inserting equipment for its new Direct Match mail matching capability. IntegraVision ensures