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Transcontinental lays off 15 in PEI plant closure


November 25, 2019
By PrintAction Staff

TC Transcontinental intends to close its Transcontinental Prince Edward Island plant located in Borden-Carleton by the end of January 2020, as it works to optimize its printing services in Atlantic Canada. The decision will result in 15 permanent layoffs, the company says.

“We conducted an analysis of our printing operations in Atlantic Canada and regretfully concluded that volumes at Transcontinental Prince Edward Island did not justify keeping the plant running,” Brian Reid, President of TC Transcontinental Printing, says. “Together with our customers, we will assess alternate printing solutions available to them – either within TC Transcontinental’s network or with another provider. Our goal is to do everything possible to support them in their transition.”

The corporation says it will ensure that all affected employees are supported through their career transition.

“We want to sincerely thank all the employees affected by this decision in Borden-Carleton and Halifax for their exemplary work over the years and wish them the best moving forward,” Reid says.

This decision is in line with the Corporation’s strategy to continuously optimize its printing platform, adjusting the capacity and costs to business volumes.