xpedx announced it will close its Canadian locations by the end of the year.
The facilities supply printing papers and graphic supplies to commercial printers in Toronto as well as in the Western Canadian markets of Vancouver, Calgary and Edmonton.
“The closure of our Canadian facilities is a reflection of the structural decline in the print marketplace,” said Mary Laschinger, president, xpedx. “Going forward, our xpedx growth strategy will focus on our U.S. and Mexico operations where our business is strongly positioned as we serve a wide variety of customers across multiple industries.”
“xpedx has international customers with operations in Canada that we will continue to support. We are evaluating service options with them on a case by case basis,” said Laschinger. “We will also work closely with our Canadian customers to ensure a smooth, professional transition to alternative suppliers and to minimize any disruptions.”
xpedx Canada facilities will continue to fill customer orders until their date of closure. Four distribution centers in Toronto and Western Canada will close by Dec. 31, 2011. Walk-in store locations in Brampton and Markham will close by Nov. 30, 2011. The closures will affect approximately 110 employees across Canada.