Newspaper printer Advance Central Services selects Manroland to update Geoman press at facility near Grand Rapids, Michigan, reducing web-width from 47" to 43"

LISLE, Illinois , June 11, 2014 (press release) – Leading Michigan company will achieve significant cost savings

To help drive its competiveness in commercial print, Advance Central Services Michigan is moving forward with a web-width reduction project on the manroland GEOMAN press currently in operation in its Walker Production Facility, near Grand Rapids, Michigan. The company will reduce the web-width on the press from 47 inches to 43 inches. The project is scheduled for completion in Q3 of 2014.

“We are very pleased to work with Advance Central Services Michigan to help them gain greater competitive advantage in commercial print,” says printservices Consultant Bill Reiser.

manroland web systems’ project management, technical knowledge and logistics experience will be utilized throughout the project to complete the web width reduction, with careful attention paid to not interrupting production. The team from manroland web systems, in partnership with Advance Central Services Michigan’s own mechanics, will perform the necessary changes to the press in less than five weeks.

In addition to serving commercial print customers, Advance Central Services Michigan provides key support functions for MLive Media Group, including production, distribution, purchasing, accounting, technology and human resources. The company prints The Grand Rapids Press at its Walker Production Facility, along with several other titles, including the Kalamazoo Gazette and The Muskegon Chronicle. The company also has production facilities in Bay City, Michigan and Ann Arbor, Michigan.

For more information about Advance Central Services Michigan’s commercial print services, including capabilities and contact information, please visit

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