Bradford & Bigelow Unveils Plant, Book Factory
NEWBURYPORT, MA—More than 100 guests, including the town’s mayor and dignitaries from a number of manufacturers, publishers and printers, recently converged on Bradford & Bigelow for the dedication of its new corporate headquarters and manufacturing facility.
The educational textbook printer began moving into its new 100,000-square-foot facility last January. The plant, which became fully operational by July, has more than doubled capacity.
The pride and joy of the new facility is arguably Bradford & Bigelow’s impressive Digital Book Factory, along with its Timsons web presses equipped with UV capabilities. John Galligan, president of Bradford & Bigelow, says the company converted $10 million worth of Timsons presses to UV. A new Timsons book press went live in early October.
According to Galligan, Bradford & Bigelow is the first book printer in North America to eliminate its VOC emissions through the application of UV drying technology.
Many of Bradford & Bigelow’s equipment and supplies vendors were on hand for the open house celebration, including Nipson, Prime UV, KBA North America, Standard Finishing, Muller Martini, Kohl & Madden, Superior Ink and 3-D.