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Transcontinental's new catalogue- and magazine-printing equipment up and running in Ontario

Press release from the issuing company

MONTREAL, Dec. 13 - Transcontinental announced today that the state-of-the-art press line and new highly-automated finishing equipment installed to replace two older lines at Transcontinental RBW Graphics, its catalogue- and magazine-printing facility in Owen Sound, Ontario, is fully operational. The new Goss Sunday 4000 press, the first such model to operate in North America and capable of running at a speed of 90,000 impressions per hour, and Muller Tandem Stitcher are part of the investments made under the corporation's revised manufacturing strategy announced in late 2004. On top of improving overall quality and time to market, the implementation of this strategy will boost productivity in order to mitigate the negative exchange- rate effect on U.S. exports. "This new press line, which affords increased format and paper-stock flexibility as well as decreased paper waste, is a jewel in North America and proves our commitment to providing our customers with the latest, most efficient technology available," said Brian Reid, senior vice-president of Transcontinental's Catalogue and Magazine Group. "The addition of such superior technology is integral to our different approach to the development of value-added products and services to better serve the needs of our customers," added Guy Manuel, president of Transcontinental's Marketing Products and Services Sector. "We will continue to make such investments when advantageous, to maintain our leading position in our chosen business niches."