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Transcontinental Closes Winnipeg Plant

May 31, 2011
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Transcontinental has announced it will be shuttering its Spot Graphics plant in Winnipeg by the end of the year. The plant staff has already been cut in half while and the work is being transferred to Transcontinental PLM in Toronto.

"Customers' needs are changing, both in terms of technology and the expertise required to carry out their projects. This has led us to invest more in our platform and to focus on specific centres of excellence," said Patrice Lacoste, Senior Vice President, Marketing Products Group, Transcontinental Printing. "With this transfer, the corporation will be able to offer its customers highly efficient and state-of-the-art technology under one roof."

Winnipeg's printing community has been hit hard with closures this year, including Printcrafters entering receivership in April and Naylor publications closing shop at the beginning of the year. The two plants employed 125 and 80 employees respectively.

Transcontinental will maintain only one plant in Winnipeg after the closure of Spot Graphics: LGM-Coronet, a commercial sheetfed and web printing facility.


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