Master Press Operator at Brown Printing Recounts Changes He's Seen in Past 40 Years
Listening to Master Press Operator Gordon “Gordie” Frisk describe his nearly 40 years at Brown Printing, voice raised to combat the ever-present drone of the company’s sprawling Waseca complex, the advances that the complex trade has seen in the last four decades become immediately apparent.
“Now it’s all automation; back then there wasn’t any of that,” Frisk said.
As one of Brown’s most senior press operators, the 60-year-old has seen plenty of changes to the printing business since catching on with the company in the early 70s. “Automation is the big change. To change the plates and things you had to do