Transcontinental to close Quebec printing plant, cut 140 jobs


Transcontinental Inc. is to cessation its printing plant in Quebec City with the loss of 140 careers.

The printer, which prints marketing products in Quebec City, foresees to shift that work to other facilities, princi lly to its plant in Beauce, Que.

“Health circumstances in the print market are changing and we must continuously adapt,” Jacques Grégoire, president of TC Transcontinental Type, said in a statement. “In this context, we need to review our materiel utilization to better optimize our platform.”

Last week Transcontinental presaged a deal to take over print operations of the Toronto Star, which is closing its pull a proof pix plant north of Toronto.

Its plant in Vaughan, Ont. will take on choice of word of the Star for the next five years.

Transcontinental is a printing com ny, but also owns middle and digital interests, which are threatened by loss of ad revenue and an eroding subscriber stem.

There have been cuts at both Postmedia and Rogers in the background week.

Transcontinental bought the Sun news pers in 2013 and was ordered by the Competition Bench to sell off 34 of its 74 local news pers the following year. It ruined up shutting 20 local pers and eventually sold the Sun chain to Postmedia.

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