MONTREAL, March 22 /CNW Telbec/ - Transcontinental Media, through its
Constructo division, and the firm Solutions Net-Logik announced today that
they have signed a partnership agreement to develop an Internet portal
designed to meet the specific needs of the different players in the Québec
construction industry. A truly interactive platform, the Constructo portal
will be online before the end of 2007.
"This new portal fits in perfectly with Constructo's mission to make
useful information and tools available to people in the construction industry,
to help them take advantage of new business solutions," said Anik Girard,
general manager and editor of Constructo. "This portal will be very complete
and will quickly become an active hub for contacts across the entire
Industry professionals will be able to consult catalogues of products and
services, as well as trade directories of contractors, suppliers and
professionals, while keeping abreast of daily developments in the construction
industry. The Constructo portal will also contain a wealth of in-depth
materials and practical information, not to mention an interactive
encyclopedia, guaranteeing its success.
Michel Lapointe, president of Solutions Net-Logik, said: "Thanks to our
user-friendly Internet solutions, which make it easy to do e-business, the
Constructo portal will be extremely dynamic." Founded in 2001, Solutions
Net-Logik develops Web-based solutions for establishing portals, Internet
communities and electronic business strategies that have self-managed content.
Constructo has specialized in delivering strategic information to parties
in the Quebec construction industry for close to 45 years through its
publication Constructo and many yearly magazines and special issues. This
division of Transcontinental Media has always anticipated the industry's
requirements for professional services and publications that reflect its
realities and obligations. A true pioneer in its field, Constructo and partner
CGI manage the Système électronique d'appel d'offres (SEAO), Quebec's official
online tendering service.
About Transcontinental Media
The fourth-largest print media group in Canada, with more than 3000
employees and annual revenues of $580 million in 2006, Transcontinental Media
is the country's leading publisher of consumer magazines and of
French-language educational resources as well as being the largest publisher
of community newspapers in Eastern Canada. It publishes the weekday daily
Métro in Montreal, owns a number of digital business units, and is also,
through Publi-Sac, Quebec's leading door-to-door distributor of advertising
material. Transcontinental Media is a subsidiary of Transcontinental Inc.
(TSX: TCL.A, TCL.B), which has more than 14,500 employees in Canada, the
United States and Mexico and reported revenues of C$2.3 billion in 2006.
For further information:
For further information: Media: Anik Girard, General Manager and Editor,
Constructo, (514) 856-6628, firstname.lastname@example.org; Michel Lapointe,
President, Solutions Net-Logik, (514) 227-8414, email@example.com;
Financial Community: Jennifer F. McCaughey, Director, Investor Relations,
Transcontinental Inc., (514) 954-2821, firstname.lastname@example.org