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Schur Completes Big Packaging Systems Project at 'The News-Gazette,' Champaign, Ill

Magazine article Editor & Publisher

Schur Completes Big Packaging Systems Project at 'The News-Gazette,' Champaign, Ill

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Schur Packaging Systems Inc., Schaumburg, Ill., a division of Schur International, Horsens, Denmark, has finished a major project for The News-Gazette, Champaign, Ill., that it considers among its biggest and most important.

A 40-hopper A883 collator with CMC JWR plastic wrapper, a 10-hopper A855 inserter, TGG-4000 conveying systems, three A600compensating stackers, two packaging lines with bottom wrapper, bundle address labeler and strapping module, and a fully automated Winrob III palletizer with PSW 2001 wrapper were purchased by the family-owned newspaper.

Start-up of the Schur turnkey solution occurred last month at the News-Gazette's new plant in an industrial area on the outskirts of Champaign. With approximately 50,000 square meters, the 155-year-old newspaper has space to accommodate further modernization and optimization of all production departments in the future.

The transfer of all packaging and distribution from the Main Street building to the new plant is only the beginning in the challenges the paper faces. …

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