Transcontinental to close printing plant in Montreal

Transcontinental Inc. is closing its Metropolitain printing plant in Pointe-aux-Trembles in January.

The company says it hopes to be able to offer the majority of the close to 60 workers at the plant positions at its other operations, but says there will be some job losses.

Transcontinental says the decision to close the plant was due to the upcoming end of the printing of La Presse.

The newspaper announced earlier this year that its last Saturday print edition will be published Dec. 30. La Presse stopped publishing a daily print edition at the end of 2015.

Transcontinental says most of the work done at the Metropolitain plant will be transferred to the Transcontinental Transmag plant in Anjou.

Regional plants in Quebec City and Gatineau, Que., will also increase work.