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R.R. Donnelley facility and California State Compensation Fund Buy Polar Cutters from Heidelberg

Wednesday, April 04, 2007

Press release from the issuing company

KENNESAW, Ga. – April 3, 2007 – R.R. Donnelley's Las Vegas commercial print facility recently upgraded its cutting department with the addition of a POLAR 137 XT high-speed, programmable cutter equipped with RA-4 jogger, Quartzell scale and Dorner waste delivery system. The new cutter replaces an older machine and was installed to expedite cutting jobs and boost the company’s bindery output. According to Plant Manager Robert Stanke, the new cutter has accomplished these goals and more. “Depending on how we man the cutter, we’re anywhere from 50 percent to twice as productive as before,” Stanke says. He also terms Heidelberg a “first-rate” supplier whose “excellent” telephone support has been “a huge help to us out here in Vegas.” Elsewhere in the plant, Donnelley operates a Heidelberg S-series 2-color press. Heidelberg Consumables are in use throughout the shop. The $13 million company’s 60 employees supply a national clientele with commercial printing of every description. California State Compensation Fund Updates Cutting Department with POLAR 92 X The bottleneck at the California State Compensation Fund’s in-plant print shop had nothing to do with government red tape - there was simply more volume than its existing cutter could handle. Bottlenecks are now a thing of the past for the shop, since the installation of a POLAR 92 X programmable cutter from Heidelberg in February. Supervisor Gabriel Corral says the newer, faster cutter has reduced the shop’s cutting time by 60 percent and banished its cutting backlog. The busy print shop, which turns out a variety of products, including letterhead, multi-part forms, brochures, posters and booklets for the Fund, also operates a Heidelberg Quickmaster QM DI, Printmaster QM 46-2 and a Speedmaster SM 52 2-color press. It has been a loyal Heidelberg customer for more than 20 years. “Heidelberg makes solid, reliable equipment and consumables,” Corral said. The State Compensation Fund’s print shop employs a staff of eight.




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