LSC Communications announced an expanded multi-year agreement with Open Up Resources. Open Up Resources is an education nonprofit that provides K–12 curricula for free so that all students, regardless of district resources, have access to a high-quality education. As part of the agreement, LSC will exclusively provide supply chain services ranging from web offset and digital print to warehousing and fulfillment for Open Up Resources’ curriculum materials. Open Up Resources currently has three high-quality curricula, with more on the way. “This growth comes on the heels of Open Up Resources delivering on our mission,” commented Jessica Reid Sliwerski, the CEO of Open Up Resources. Click Read More below for additional detail.
TC Transcontinental Printing, a sector of Transcontinental Inc., is proud to announce that it has invested more than $10 million over the past eight months in its book printing platform in Québec, mainly at its Transcontinental Interglobe plant in the Beauce region. These investments have enabled the plant to improve its manufacturing efficiency to better meet the demand from North American customers and the fast delivery times expected by the market, while reducing its environmental footprint.
“These major investments demonstrate our confidence in the future of the North American book market and our desire to build our printing platform in growth verticals like this one,” said Jacques Grégoire, Chief Development Officer, Printing & Media at TC Transcontinental. “The timing is right for these investments with the signing of several contract extensions and new agreements with major educational publishers. They will allow us to remain competitive in the market and take on larger jobs to continually meet the growing demand from our customers.”
Most of the investments have been dedicated to the purchase of robotic equipment installed in the binding and bagging departments in order to increase production capacity and speed, while reducing dependence on the local workforce given labour constraints in the region. Amounts have also been allocated to modernize the color systems on web and sheetfed presses to improve register control and color reproduction, thus achieving the quality and final result desired by the customer more quickly.
In 2019, a study reported that the global book printing market is anticipated to reach values of around $49 billion by 2024. As the largest printer in Canada, these investments will allow TC Transcontinental Printing to benefit from the growth of the book market and maintain its leadership position in the industry. TC Transcontinental Printing has a network of 14 plants in Canada and has approximately 4,150 employees. The sector offers innovative printing solutions for flyers, in-store marketing products, newspapers, magazines and 4-color books.