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Missouri's News Tribune on-edition with their new MAN Roland UNISET 75

Monday, April 17, 2006

Press release from the issuing company

Jefferson City, Missouri — The News Tribune Company, publisher of the leading dailies and weeklies in Missouri’s capital city, went on edition with its new MAN Roland UNISET 75. The press is the centerpiece of an all-new $14 million production facility. Mike Vivion, the News Tribune’s General Manager, gives high marks to both the new press and to its manufacturer’s ability to ensure a timely and effective start-up. “The installation was great, and this machine really does run well,” he says. “The training and support was tremendous. MAN Roland has been excellent to work with. They have fulfilled all of the promises that they made when we signed for this press. We are very happy.” The News Tribune’s UNISET 75 is configured with four reel stands, 32 couples and a 2:3:3 folder. As it was activated, a 32-year old Goss system was decommissioned. The changeover went smoothly, led by the production staff of the News Tribune in partnership with MAN Roland’s project management team. Vince Lapinski, COO Web Operations for MAN Roland Inc. directs the spotlight on the News Tribune team. “Making a seamless transition to a new press requires an incredible amount of teamwork,” he says. “It was gratifying to partner with such a knowledgeable and enthusiastic group of professionals for this installation and start-up. We salute their skills and commitment and look forward to following and supporting their continued success in the years ahead.” The News Tribune Company serves the state’s capital with three publications. The Sunday News Tribune has a paid circulation of 24,041. The News Tribune is published weekday afternoons and Saturday mornings, with a circulation of 17,351. And the Daily Capital News is a morning paper that reaches 2,388 paying readers. The company also prints the Fulton Sun, a five-days-a-week daily newspaper, with a circulation of 4,087 and the weekly California Democrat with 3,613 subscribers, extending its coverage of central Missouri. Vivion says the new UNISET is already notching up satisfaction levels among subscribers and advertisers. The press was officially introduced to the community at an open house that was attended by over 1,000 guests, most of whom were Tribune subscribers. “We’ve also completely redesigned the paper to make better use of the expanded color capabilities UNISET delivers,” he says. “It’s a more open and cleaner look that takes advantage of the higher print quality we are now producing.”




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