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Lancaster Newspapers will add Goss Magnapak packaging system

Monday, January 15, 2007

Press release from the issuing company

January 12th, 2007 – Lancaster Newspapers, Inc. will add a shaftless Goss Magnapak system in May to package three newspapers serving the Lancaster, Pennsylvania area. The new Magnapak system with 30 hopper positions will cycle at up to 30,000 newspapers per hour. Dual-delivery capability will allow packaging of as many as 27 inserts into a single jacket or simultaneous packaging of up to 13 inserts into two separate jackets. Keith Kirchner, circulation director at Lancaster Newspapers, says the decision to add the Magnapak system was driven by growing insert advertising volumes and a desire for higher productivity in combination with more advanced zoning for daily as well as Sunday packages. “Demand is exceeding our current capacity,” according to Kirchner. “We made a thorough comparison and determined that Goss International had the best solution to help us meet that demand and deliver more value to advertisers going forward.” Goss International will supply its inserter gripper delivery, an NP404 online transfer system, three NP227 hopper loaders, and Omnicon controls with the new Magnapak system. An existing Goss NP1472 inserter at Lancaster Newspapers will also be upgraded with Omnicon controls. “We've had a strong record of success and satisfaction with Goss inserters and we're confident that the Magnapak system will take us to the highest possible level of packaging productivity and efficiency,” explains Kirchner. Lancaster Newspapers publishes the Intelligencer Journal and Lancaster New Era daily, with circulations of approximately 45,000 and 42,000 copies respectively. The company's Sunday News has a circulation of approximately 100,000 copies.




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