Fry Communications

February 1, 2010

Commercial printer company and personnel news from Printing Impressions' February 2010 edition.

NPC Assumes GPO Throne
January 1, 2010

The value of all GPO work awarded during this period was $425 million compared to $421 million awarded in 2008. Work done by the top 50 suppliers was valued at $270 million during 2009 compared to $287 million in 2008.

Fry Communications Installs Solar Panels
November 13, 2009

MECHANICSBURG, PA—Fry Communications has begun installing a photovoltaic (PV) system on the roof of its largest production facility here. Fry partnered with Secco Inc., a local solar commercial installation firm, to design and execute the new energy collection system. Excess power generated from the solar panels may be fed back into the power grid, allowing Fry to sell any unused power back to the electric utility.

Fry Communications Installs State-of-the-art Solar Panels
November 11, 2009

The photovoltaic (PV) system will be in full operation, converting sunlight directly into electricity and supplying power to production equipment, later this year. It incorporates the latest solar technology, using a breakthrough cylindrical thin film design to capture direct sunlight as well as the reflective light off the roof to increase the panel's efficiency by 20%.

Fry Communications Acquires Landmark Press
March 20, 2009

MECHANICSBURG, PA—Fry Communications has begun installing a customized Komori Lithrone sheetfed press. The new acquisition is equipped with multiple in-line finishing units, including cold foil, multiple UV coaters, emboss/deboss units and a diecut unit. The press will allow Fry to add the aforementioned accoutrements to printed products, covers, inserts and direct mail pieces.

Fry Communications Installing First-of-its-kind Sheetfed Press
March 18, 2009

Fry Communications ( announces the purchase of a superior quality sheetfed press from Komori. The press is equipped with multiple in-line finishing units including cold foil, multiple UV coaters, emboss/deboss units and a die cut unit. Installation has begun in Fry’s Mechanicsburg, PA, facility.

December 1, 2008

Printing Impressions’ Bindery and Finishing News for December, 2008

Monarch Litho Is Back Atop GPO List
January 1, 2008

CHAMBERSBURG, PA—Monarch Litho reclaimed its spot as the top-earning Government Printing Office (GPO) vendor in 2007 with about $30.5 million in government contracted sales, according to the annual Top 50 GPO Vendors list compiled by e-LYNXX. Montebello, CA-based Monarch had posted top sales for three consecutive years before getting nudged out by NPC of Claysburg, PA, in 2006. NPC fell to third in 2007 at $20.8 million, having been edged out by Chicago-based RR Donnelley for second with $21.4 million in GPO work. Rounding out the top five were Gateway Press, Louisville, KY ($18.6 million), and SourceLink of Elk Grove Village,