KENNESAW, GA—10/31/2006—Heidelberg USA announces the following sample of new product installations:
Whitmore Group Transitions Print Facility with Heidelberg’s Speedmaster XL 105
Boasting more than 65,000 square feet in three plants, 115 employees and a new six-color Speedmaster XL 105 from Heidelberg, Whitmore Group President George Shenk is looking forward to another record-breaking year. “We wanted to re-capitalize our plant in Baltimore,” he said. “We recently acquired both Reese Press and Schneidereith & Son. Our challenge was the need to consolidate these two companies and position the new entity for the future by improving productivity and quality.” With its new Speedmaster XL 105 with coater and extended delivery, Shenk expects to see at least 20 percent growth this year; and he is well on his way. On the first day of production on the new equipment, which is the first Speedmaster XL 105 to be installed in the mid-Atlantic region, Shenk ran more than 230,000 impressions. Whitmore Group has a vast array of Heidelberg equipment, including six Heidelberg presses. With so many Heidelberg solutions, Shenk said that his company “depends on Heidelberg for responsiveness and service, and they have never disappointed our team.” Headquartered in Annapolis, Md., Whitmore Group produces direct mail campaigns, annual reports, brochures and corporate materials for the advertising, design, financial, healthcare and education institutions. The company is independently owned by George Shenk and his brother Stephen, and was founded in 1947.
Old Ina Corporation Thinks Fast, Installs Heidelberg Speedmaster CD 102
Even though it is one of the largest print shops in southern Arizona, Old Ina Corporation has been bursting at the seams. The print shop had reached full capacity with still more work coming in - and it needed a solution fast. “We were looking at 40-inch offerings,”said Plant Manager Chad Smith. “We decided that Heidelberg’s CD 102 would be the best for us.” The print shop is running its new Heidelberg six-color Speedmaster CD 102 with coater during three shifts - usually at full speed. Smith said he is impressed with the higher output. “Makeready is twice as fast as our 29-inch press,” he said. “With the new machine, we already have much less waste and are running jobs more quickly.” Old Ina Corporation is an all-Heidelberg shop that also installed a POLAR 115 X cutter in 2005. “We have all-Heidelberg prepress, press, and finishing equipment,” Smith said. Old Ina Corporation serves many types of clients, including corporations, advertising agencies, universities and local small businesses in the Tucson area. Now celebrating its 25th anniversary, Old Ina Corporation currently employs 120 people.