Quipp Sells to Baton Rouge, Hires O’Neill

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By: E&P Staff

Quipp Systems received an order from The Capital City Press, publisher of The Advocate in Baton Rouge, La., for four Packman packaging systems, two Model 501C stackers, two Viper three-quarter wrappers, and two high-resolution ink jet systems. The equipment will be installed in 2006.

The stacker can operate in dual standard and compression modes. In standard mode it handles large page counts where higher cycle time is required. The compression C-Mode, with a bundle-compression capability and a stream-squeeze roller, handles thinner products, tabloid or broadsheet. A lift plate on the turntable compresses the stacks, removing most of the air trapped between pages and copies, improving bundle integrity.

Packman stacks, wraps, prints and straps in a single operation. By containing each bundle through the entire process, it preserves the integrity of large Sunday bundles and resulting in labor savings.

Quipp also announced it hired former newspaper production executive David O’Neill as central sales manager, reporting to Sales and Marketing Vice President Angel Arrabal. With more than 20 years of industry-related experience, O’Neill is responsible for sales from Montana south to Texas, and as far east as Iowa and Missouri.

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