Gooding’s newly installed variable cylinder press allows the company to manufacture larger inserts and outserts.

LOCKPORT, NY - February 7, 2006

Gooding Co. Inc. recently installed a Varicom 1000 SuperWeb 4-color variable cylinder press, which, according to the company’s president, Gerald Hace, allows Gooding to manufacture larger inserts and outserts, a practice that is becoming more common due to FDA requirements for type size and information.

The new press has the capability to print up to a 20 x 24-inch press sheet at various increments with interchangeable print cylinders. This allows Gooding more flexibility in regard to size without the paper waste associated with a fixed cylinder presses. The company will therefore be able to manufacture more efficiently. Hace also expects to be able to hire additional staff in the near future as a result of the training and new press instillation.

Over the past several weeks, Gooding’s staff has undergone extensive training to operate the new variable press. In addition, three bindery operators were trained in Chicago on Vijuk Pharmaceutical folders and three additional bindery operators were trained in New Jersey on MBO folders. The company also received a grant from NYS through The Center for Industrial Effectiveness (TCIE) at the University at Buffalo’s incubator to continue training employees throughout the company on the lean manufacturing process, an approach that eliminates waste by reducing costs in the overall production process.

Founded in 1876 and headquartered in Lockport, NY, Gooding Company Inc. is one of the nation’s oldest and most experienced specialty-printing firms.


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