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|Trading name||TC Transcontinental|
|Traded as||TSX: TCL.A
|Industry||Printing – Publishing – Interactive Services|
|Founders||Rémi Marcoux, Claude Dubois and André Kingsley|
|Headquarters||1 Place Ville Marie, Montreal, Quebec, Canada|
|Key people||François Olivier|
|Revenue||$2.1 billion (2014)|
|Employees||More than 8,500|
|Divisions||TC Media,TC Transcontinental Printing, TC Transcontinental Packaging|
TC Transcontinental is a publishing, media and marketing company based in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. TC Transcontinental is a subsidiary of Transcontinental Inc. (TSX: TCL.A, TCL.B, TCL.PR.D) which has operations in Canada and the United States, and reported revenue of C$2.1 billion in 2014.
Among its media properties are magazines such as Canadian Living, Coup de Pouce, Les Affaires, Elle Québec and Elle Canada, and local newspapers like The Guardian in Charlottetown, and The Telegram in St. John's. TC Transcontinental is also one of the Canadian publishing partners of Metro International, holding complete ownership of the Montreal and majority ownership of Halifax editions of the Metro free daily newspaper.
TC Transcontinental is also a distributor of door-to-door advertising material in Canada, with Publisac in Quebec and Targeo in the rest of Canada. TC Transcontinental also provides custom publishing, mailing and customized email database services.
TC Transcontinental made two strategic acquisitions in 2014. First, it acquired the assets of Capri Packaging, a flexible packaging supplier in the United States, thereby opening up a promising new avenue of growth. Second, the Competition Bureau approved the purchase of the 74 Quebec weekly papers owned by Sun Media Corporation, allowing TC Transcontinental to further develop its local solutions offering.
Partial list of newspapers and websites owned by TC Media:
- Nova Scotia
- The Cape Breton Post
- The Truro Daily News
- The Amherst Daily News
- The News (New Glasgow)
- The Hants Journal
- The Kings County Register
- The Shelburne County Coast Guard
- The Digby Courier
- The Yarmouth Vanguard
- The Queens County Advance
- The Annapolis Spectator
- The Advertiser
- Nova Scotia Business Journal
- Prince Edward Island
- L'Action (Joliette)
- Le Courrier Laval (Laval)
- Le Messager (Verdun)
- The Chronicle (West Island)
- The Westmount Examiner (Westmount)
- Rive-Sud Express (Montérégie)
Partial list of magazines owned by TC Media.
TC Transcontinental Printing acquired print facilities from rival Quad/Graphics, one in Aurora, Ontario was closed by former rival Quebecor World in 2009 when it lost printing contract for Rogers Media to TC Transcontinental.
- Isabelle Marcoux: Chairman of the Board, Transcontinental Inc.
- François Olivier: President and Chief Executive Officer, Transcontinental Inc.
- Nelson Gentiletti: Chief Financial and Development Officer, Transcontinental Inc.
- Brian Reid: President, TC Transcontinental Printing and TC Transcontinental Packaging
- Ted Markle: President, TC Media