2 August 2016
Advocate acquires Transcontinental's Dartmouth business
Advocate Printing and Publishing Company Limited, has acquired most of Transcontinental Inc.’s Dartmouth-based commercial printing business, including associated assets, sales force and its client services team.

The company will not assume ownership of Transcontinental’s national clients, newspaper publishing and newspaper printing, or retail flyer printing business.

With the acquisition Advocate aims to bolster efficiencies and modernize its high quality short and medium run printing facility in Bridgewater.

"This acquisition strengthens our position as Atlantic Canada's leader in commercial printing and is another positive step in the continued growth and evolution of our business," Sean Murray, president and CEO of Advocate Printing, said. "The move allows us to grow and service our customer base through existing Nova Scotia facilities in Pictou, Bridgewater and our New Brunswick facilities in Dieppe and St. Stephen."  

The majority of new production will be transferred to Advocate’s flagship printing facility in Pictou, some production will also be going to Bridgewater. Other equipment will be sent to its Dieppe facility and St. Stephen where Advocate focuses on entrepreneurial print and administrative printing.
2. Read The Headline Again says:
3 August 2016 at 4:42 PM
At first I thought T.C. selling a plant they no longer need , instead of closing it down .....silly me/ the story is 55 employees let go july 28......The plant closes for good mid august and a lucky few could be offered jobs as far away as a few hundred miles from their homes and family. thank you very much T.C.
1. Smaller By The Day says:
3 August 2016 at 3:21 PM
half a story at best , i clicked on this surprised that for once T.C. was not closing a plant and dumping it's employee's But selling it as a going concern ............silly me. on July 28 T.C. cut 55 employee's from this plant , the plant close's in mid August for good. most of the remaining employee's could be offer jobs as far away has Dieppe ,Pictou Bridgewater. thank you T.C. can read you like a book.
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