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Goss Gains Major Tower Additions Project for The Gannett Co.

Monday, January 05, 2004

Press release from the issuing company

January 2nd, 2004 - Goss International has received an order from the Gannett Co., Inc. for a major tower addition press expansion project for its existing Goss Metro(tm) press lines used for The News-Press and USA TODAY at Fort Myers, FL, USA. Destined for Gannett's Western Florida Fort Myers facility which produces 85,000 News-Press and 70,000 USA TODAY copies each weekday, the project will involve the addition of four shaftless Goss Uniliner four-high towers to two Goss Metro press lines. The Goss Uniliner tower additions will increase color capability by 16 pages on each press straight or when combined together, 24 pages in the advance sections. Each tower features the GATF InterTech(tm) award winning Goss Digital Inking system, which provides high print quality, low waste and consistency of production. At the same time the older Metro press equipment will be upgraded to a Goss digital inking MPCS3 press control system which provides the latest technology and features, as a seamless solution. The entire Goss International project, encompassing latest generation shaftless tower additions, digital inking and press control system upgrade, will improve the capability of the Fort Myers presses while delivering additional color capacity to meet advertising needs. According to Mike Monscour, Production Director at the Fort Myers News-Press, this strategic tower additions project is being placed with Goss because, "The Goss Uniliner towers are a good fit for the News-Press. They will integrate well with our existing Goss Metro units and they will fit within our existing press bay, eliminating the need for expensive building modifications. We expect the Uniliner to be a cost effective way for us to improve our color reproduction and to significantly increase our capacity and flexibility far into the future." Bob Brown, Goss International CEO, confirms, "The placement of the Gannett project with Goss International is a sign of confidence in the Goss brand and our capabilities. Our focus is on successful project execution and creating value for our customers. Goss International can deliver successful tower addition projects as well as new press installations in the American market. We will work with the Fort Myers team and Gannett to ensure that this is a landmark tower expansion project." Gary Hughes, Director of Manufacturing at Gannett concluded, "The successful installations of several digital inker and press control systems over the last couple of years, have given Gannett the confidence to move towards the next step." Delivery of the equipment will be in 2004.




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