St. Ives Expands Avanti Plant
MIAMI—St. Ives U.S. Division has completed a $4 million-plus expansion at its Avanti commercial printing plant here. With the expansion, the company was able to add a 38˝ Heidelberg (Goss) M-600 single-web press with a JF-50 folder, as well as realign and upgrade its bindery operation.
By adding the press alone, St. Ives Avanti will be able to add a dozen new jobs, and expects other positions to become available with expanded business, according to Gary Davis, executive vice president and general manager.
"Since 9/11, there has been very little capital investment in commercial printing operations in South Florida, where several printers have closed their doors," Davis notes. "Our investment reflects St. Ives' leadership role in the market and our directive to offer the most efficient equipment to handle every project level."
The addition of the single-web press allows Avanti to deliver eight-page tabloids, 16-page A-size signatures, 24-page Delta folds and 16-page two-out digests.