21st Century Media unit Journal Register Offset of Exton, Pa., is adding an inserter and additional equipment to its mailroom in a project being overseen by The Network.
The Network is installing and providing start-up services for an 8:2 SLS2000 inserter, which was originally installed at the St. Paul (Minn.) Pioneer Press. JRO will also implement a Flexi-Roll twin unwinder that will allow the plant to wind up products off the press and unwind them directly into the jacket hopper of the inserter — a process that currently requires hand feeding.
The project will “save us time, money and finally give us a 100 percent back up mailroom equipment as we will be able to utilize the unwinding station,” said JRO General Manager Gary Coppola.
The Network previously provided engineering, programming and installation services when JRO updated its tie lines with Quipp Pacman stackers and Dynaric strappers as part of a transition to a 44-inch web width.
JRO produces six daily newspapers, including the Delaware County (Penn.) Times and The Trentonian in Trenton, N.J., as well as 40 weekly newspapers and two commercial daily newspapers.