Transcontinental Opens Printing Plant in Eastern Canada
The plant's primary job will be to print the National Post newspaper in Canada's Maritime provinces, as well as two dailies, the Summerside Journal-Pioneer and The Charlottetown Guardian, which Transcontinental bought in 2002 from CanWest, an international media company and the largest publisher of newspapers in Canada.
Both the Journal-Pioneer and Guardian are in Prince Edward Island.
The plant also will assume commercial printing duties for customers of Williams & Crue, a print company acquired by Transcontinental in 2002.
The new plant will operate under the name Transcontinental Prince Edward Island. Transcontinental, based in Montreal, invested $3 million Canadian, or about $2.2 million U.S. Transcontinental operates 14 newspaper printing facilities across Canada.