Janesville Hits the Ground Running

November 1, 2007

Article by: Muller Martini Mailroom Systems Inc.

(Allentown PA – October 26 2007) The Janesville Gazette a member of Bliss Communications Inc. and Muller Martini Mailroom Systems Inc. recently completed the installation of a SLS3000 High Speed Inserter and production control software at the papers new facility in Janesville WI. Complementing the new KBA press the SLS3000 16:2 High Speed inserter is equipped with StackLinc-s for stacker communication and control BundLinc for monitoring and control of bundle formation KeyLinc for the creation of key bundles and DualLinc which enables the SLS3000 High Speed Inserter to create two distinct zones simultaneously during newspaper inserting. Equipment installation commenced in July of 2007. The paper ran their final edition on their old press on October 21 2007.

Charles Flynn Vice President/Technical Director for Bliss Communications Inc. commented “The installation of our SLS3000 went very well. Muller Martini Mailroom Systems using good project management techniques brought the project in on time. Our staff received adequate training to transition to live operation without major incident. MMMS programmers worked closely with our circulation staff to implement effective interfaces to other vendor’s equipment. Installation staff also assisted our mailroom staff in solving issues with other equipment. The SLS3000 with less than one week of live operation has more than doubled our mailroom effective throughput. It was a good installation experience.”

Don Koch MMMS Project Manager spoke highly of the Janesville team: “The collaboration of efforts between the staff of The Janesville Gazette and MMMS has resulted in a very successful installation. Their attention to detail desire for perfection and constant communication is to be commended.”

The Janesville Gazette is a long-time Muller Martini customer. They purchased a SLS-1000 inserter in 1991 which they expanded in 1993. The SLS3000 was purchased in April of 2007