By: Meg Campbell
Colorado’s Montezuma Valley Publishing has purchased a remanufactured SLS-1000 inserter with single stacker delivery from Quipp?s Newstec division for its production facility in Cortez. The company publishes the daily Durango Herald, the thrice-weekly Cortez Journal, and the Manco Times and Dolores Star weeklies.
The 8:1 inserter will feature automatic repair, the Newscom 6 insert-management control system, and one Quipp Model 501W stacker. The publisher expects to have the equipment up and running this summer.
The new equipment will significantly reduce production times, which is key in the case of the Durango Herald, explains Robin Allmon, operations manager at the Cortez Journal. It also was chosen to allow the publisher to manage increased inserting needs in the future, Allmon says.
The 9,000-circulation (10,000 Sunday) daily is printed in the Cortez plant and trucked to Durango for delivery.
After 70 years in a small, two-story structure, and two years after it was acquired from its family owners, the Cortez Journal moved in 2001 into a new, 24,000-square-foot building designed by the former Boulder, Colo.-based designAlliance (E&P, May 8, 2001). Its Goss Community press was relocated and expanded, and its post-press capabilities upgraded, including the addition of stitiching and trimming for commercial work.
Elsewhere, Quipp will upgrade the Medford (Ore.) Mail-Tribune?s existing inserter controls with its Newscom 6 system and supply the Mansfield, Ohio, News Journal and The Post & Courier, Charleston, S.C., with Packman packaging systems. The News Journal also bought a Model 500 stacker. Equipment for both sites is due to be operational this summer.