Creel Printing is the latest company to qualify for the Goss Pacesetter Club, a program that recognizes crews that achieve the near-maximum specified net productivity with Goss saddlestitchers. A crew at the company's Las Vegas, Nevada facility finished 206,000 magazines in an 11-hour shift in June, averaging well over the required 18,000 books per hour with a Pacesetter 1100 system.
"The Pacesetter Club is a well established incentive, and we're proud to add our name alongside some of the most proficient finishing crews in the industry," explains Robert Southwood, bindery department manager. "Qualifying highlights the important combination of high-caliber operators and equipment at Creel."
The qualifying team at Creel Printing included lead operator Michael Burns and crew members Derrick Smith, Carolina Balbuena and Quy Doan.
Creel Printing installed its Pacesetter 1100 saddlestitcher in 2006 and also operates Goss Sunday 2000 and Magnum web presses. The company has facilities in Las Vegas and Costa Mesa, California and provides CTP pre-press and proofing, digital and sheetfed printing, coldset and heatset web printing, and a full range of in-house finishing and mailing services.