Transcon Acquires Robbie Manufacturing
“This acquisition is great news for the ongoing development of our flexible packaging division, an important area of growth for the Corporation,” says François Olivier, president and CEO of TC Transcontinental. “The acquisition of Robbie Manufacturing is strategic on two fronts. It allows us to enter into two new packaging niches while also creating opportunities for synergies with our existing facilities nearby. The company shares TC Transcontinental’s values and fosters a similar culture, putting their customers at the heart of everything they do. We’re pleased to welcome our new employees who will contribute to TC Transcontinental’s growth and success.”
Irv Robinson, Robbie Manufacturing’s co-founder and CEO, also adds, “It’s a privilege for Robbie Manufacturing and the entire team to join the ranks of TC Transcontinental, a solid, well-established family-controlled corporation led by seasoned leaders and driven by a vision for the future. TC Transcontinental’s vast entrepreneurial experience will undoubtedly help Robbie Manufacturing grow and remain a supplier of choice for its customers. We’ve worked hard to build our reputation over the years, and we know that TC Transcontinental will continue in this vein while respecting the values that sustain our company.”
TC Transcontinental’s first strategic acquisition in the flexible packaging sector was Capri Packaging, in 2014. In 2015, the Corporation doubled its revenues in this area by purchasing Ultra Flex Packaging Corp.
Printers weigh the impact of a potential Canada Post strike
With July 2 quickly approaching, the question becomes, how will this disruption affect printers and direct marketing providers?
If the strike occurs Canada Post will stop operating, mail and parcels will not be delivered and no new mail items will be accepted. Mail within the postal system during the disruption will be secured and delivered as soon as operations begin.
A strike would definitely have an impact on printers who rely on Canada Post to keep business moving.
Whereas TC Media’s publishing branch would see little impact, the same can’t be said for its printing division.
“On the printing side (TC Transcontinental Printing), some of our printing segments such as direct mail and magazines could be impacted depending on our customers’ decisions,” Katherine Chartrand, external communications director at TC Media said “The impact is difficult to assess at this point in time since it will depend on the type of strike, the impacted areas (rural regions or urban centers) and the length of the strike.”