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Goss International celebrates global tower additions success

Press release from the issuing company

April 4th, 2005– Now celebrating the successful execution of well over 140 Goss branded tower addition projects, Goss International is highlighting its skill and experience in tower additions. Goss International’s ‘tower addition’ achievement includes successful projects in America, Europe and Asia, expansions to Goss and competitor presses, shaftless and driveshaft press expansions and more, all across a range of double- and single-wide press models. David Stamp, Director of Global Marketing, Goss International confirms, “Tower addition projects have become increasingly popular in recent years as publishers execute plans to roll out greater color capability. A tower addition project allows them to upgrade color and capacity without replacing the whole press, ensuring they get the most out of their initial press investment, while taking advantage of the latest technology upgrades. “Goss International is now one of the most experienced and successful press manufacturers of tower addition projects in the world,” he added. Reiterating the benefits of the tower addition approach to increasing production capacity, Peter A. Zanmiller, Production Director of FLORIDA TODAY, states, “The Goss tower additions will provide a very positive return on investment for us here at FLORIDA TODAY. They will provide us with a cost-effective way of meeting the demands of our customers for additional color and enable us to extend and improve our existing press equipment with proven technology.” New in the Americas Goss International has unique and proven experience in installing the most flexible range of tower addition solutions to newspaper printers and publishers operating any type of existing press, whether single or double wide, Goss brand or a competitor model. New and recent double-wide tower addition projects in the Americas include: Goss Newsliner press tower additions: The Herald-Tribune, Sarasota, FL – four-high tower for an existing Goss Headliner Offset press The Boston Globe, Boston, MA – two four-high towers are being added at the Boston Globe, as announced at NEXPO 2004 The Press Democrat, Santa Rosa, CA. – four-high tower with Goss DigiRail digital inking for an existing Goss Headliner Offset press Goss Uniliner press tower additions at three Gannett Company sites: The NEWS-PRESS, Fort Myers, FL – four shaftless four-high towers successfully installed on an existing Goss Metro press line, increasing color capability by 16 pages. RENO GAZETTE-JOURNAL, Reno, NV – two four-high towers for 2005 to enable printing 56 pages of full color in an 80-page publication FLORIDA TODAY, Brevard County, FL – three four-high tower additions to an existing Goss Headliner Offset press in 2005 to raise capacity from 40 pages with 16 pages of color to 56 pages with 40 pages Goss Colorliner press tower addition for The Lakeland Ledger (New York Times): Announced at NEXPO in 2004, a Goss Colorliner tower addition is planned for The Lakeland Ledger, together with additional Colorliner color couples Goss customers positive about tower additions “We chose the Goss Uniliner towers because of the compatibility with our existing press and the positive experience we have had with Goss in the past,” explains Peter Zanmiller of FLORIDA TODAY. “The execution and project management of each project they have undertaken with us and our sister facility at Fort Myers have made us very comfortable in choosing them again.” David Stamp comments, “As the FLORIDA TODAY decision indicates, customer confidence not only in our new press technology but also in our ability to apply this technology to existing press installations has led to further tower addition orders across a range of press products in recent years. Our flexible approach and product knowledge has enabled us to secure many different projects in the U.S. and across the world.” Not just towers – Enhance at same time Summarizing the benefits of considering Goss full press enhancements at the time of adding extra towers, David Stamp indicates, “Not only can we supply an optimum tower addition, we can package it with a range of complete press enhancements including upgrades to Goss DigiRail digital inking, control system feature improvements and improved folder performance, depending on customer needs. “All-in-all, it is difficult to match the range of improvements Goss can offer for existing Goss newspaper presses – no matter what the size or format of the task!” Proven expertise – 140+ examples of success To date, more than 140 Goss branded tower addition projects have been successfully completed. Goss International can point to extensive experience world-wide in installing tower additions to existing presses. As well as installations across almost the entire existing Goss newspaper product portfolio, tower additions projects to non-Goss press systems have been undertaken worldwide. These include: Goss Colorliner tower additions to a KBA Commander press for Peterboro’ Web in the UK, several Goss Uniliner tower additions made to MAN presses in Europe, plus Goss Universal towers onto an existing non-Goss single wide press, for Norwegian publisher Harstad Tidende. David Stamp concludes, “Our focus at Goss International is ‘innovation’ for every facet of our product and service portfolio, in order to promote and support our customers’ business plans. Successful project management is one key area where we can create immense value for our customers through focused implementation of the most cost-effective solution, to increase production capability. As one of the most experienced suppliers of tower additions to date, we are uniquely positioned to maintain our leadership position by exploiting this experience while continuing to focus on ‘added value’ for our customers.”