New Equipment Running at ‘N.Y. Times’ College Point Plant

By: Jim Rosenberg

A little more than a year after their sale to The New York Times was announced, the last of six palletizing systems from Schur Packaging Systems, Horsens, Denmark, and Schaumburg, Ill., was taken on line as part of expanded operations at the paper’s College Point plant, in the city’s Queens borough.

Start-up of the Winrob palletizers awaited installation of the new Goss Global Colorliner and three new Muller Martini inserters, all of which, with other new equipment from Quipp Systems and Cannon Equipment, enabled College Point to absorb capacity upon the closing of the Times’ Edison, N.J., plant.

According to Goss International, the new-generation Colorliner — a 12-tower, 85,000-cph press built in New Hampshire — was taken into production earlier this month, a little ahead of schedule.

The high-throughput floor-mounted Schur machines do not require pallets to be raised or lowered and maintain stability with tied or untied bundles.

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