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Transcontinental to close Winnipeg printing plant in January, affecting 110 employees

Transcontinental Inc. says it will close it's printing activities in Winnipeg in January. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes

TC Transcontinental says it will close its printing activities in Winnipeg early next year in a move that will result in the permanent layoff of 110 employees.

Operations will be transferred gradually over the next few months to Transcontinental RBW Graphics in Ontario and, to a lesser extent, to Transcontinental Calgary in Alberta.

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Brian Reid, president of TC Transcontinental Printing, says the move is needed to “protect the long-term financial health of our sector” by aligning the capacity and costs of its platform to business volumes.

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He says that after a thorough analysis, the Winnipeg facility will close Jan. 31.

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Some customer service and sales employees will remain in place to serve Coronet customers.

Montreal-based Transcontinental has about 8,500 employees, mainly in Canada, the U.S. and Latin America.

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