Luc Desjardins

PITTSBURGH—May 10, 2007—The Offset and Beyond 2007 Management and Technical Conference for the Web and Sheetfed Offset Communities was very excited to have the Right Honorable Brian Mulroney open the conference on Monday, April 30, 2007 in Toronto, Canada. Inlaid with humor, Mulroney spoke on a wide range of topics including free trade, health care, the role of government, leadership, the current global political condition, and his time as the prime minister of Canada. The 675 attendees also saluted Remi Marcoux, executive chairman of the board with Transcontinental Inc. as the recipient of the Harry V. Quadracci VISION Award. The founder of Transcontinental, Mr. Marcoux

MONTREAL—Transcontinental Inc. has acquired the operating assets of direct mail provider Jetson Direct Mail (JDM) by its wholly owned subsidiary, Transcontinental Direct U.S.A., for US$85 million plus US$2 million for working capital. The deal increases Transcontinental Direct U.S.A.'s production capacity to more than five billion direct mail pieces annually, while also adding JDM's production and control systems, mailing logistics and strong management team. Luc Desjardins, president and CEO of Transcontinental, believes JDM is a complementary fit with the company's U.S. direct marketing activities. Based in Hamburg, PA, JDM also has direct mail facilities in three other eastern Pennsylvania towns. With more than 1,100 employees, JDM posted

By Erik Cagle Senior Editor Luc Desjardins has many babies, and they all demand his constant attention. For the president and CEO of Montreal-based Transcontinental Inc., a constant eye is kept on one offspring in particular, named Horizon 2005. There's little doubt that Horizon 2005 is being raised as, arguably, the biggest child in the Transcontinental family—one with promises of (C)$2 billion to (C)$3 billion in growth from its late 2001 inception through the year that bears its name. But among Transcontinental's plans of acquisition and internal growth are other key points of this multifaceted initiative: * A major component of Horizon 2005 is

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