Florida-based Villages Operating Company is investing in a Commander CT 6/2 from Koenig & Bauer.
A new, modern production hall is being built for the triple-wide installation, which features three reelstands, three printing towers and a folder. This will enable the Commander CT to be expanded further at a later date.
Delivery of the new newspaper rotary press is scheduled for the third quarter of 2020.
The centerpiece of the media group is The Villages Daily Sun newspaper. With a daily circulation of just over 60,000, The Villages Daily Sun has been enjoying steady growth for years. The group also handles advertising leaflets, magazines and jobs from external customers.
The automation package includes RollerTronic roller locks, CleanTronic cylinder wash-up device, color and cutting register control systems, color measuring and control systems and fully automated plate changing systems. The Commander CT is controlled from a new ErgoTronic console with EasyTronic.