Quad/Graphics announced new plans for its Canadian operations, formerly that of Quebecor World. Quad’s plant in St. Jean, Quebec, will cease production by the end of the year, eliminating approximately 270 jobs.
Following the closure, the company will have eight printing plants in Canada: Dartmouth, Nova Scotia; Montréal, St. Laurent and LaSalle, Quebec; Aurora and Concord, Ontario; Edmonton, Alberta; and Vancouver, British Columbia, as well as a premedia facility in Toronto that offers prepress, photography and creative services.
The company also announced a $23 million investment in its Canadian operations, which includes training and new equipment within the next year. The Edmonton plant will be realigned to produce retail inserts and directories, moving the plant’s other commercial work to a facility in Aurora, Ontario. This will result in 30 jobs being eliminated in Edmonton.
“We are committed to Canada and are structuring our operations to deliver the best quality on the most efficient and flexible manufacturing platform coast to coast and nearest to our customers’ end users,” said Joel Quadracci, Quad/Graphics Chairman, President & CEO. “This strategic investment will improve our platform and is a big step toward strengthening our position in Canada.”