Free Lance-Star Opens State of the Art Production Facility in Fredericksburg

When The Free Lance-Star opens its new production facility this month, the event will herald a sizable set of firsts for the family-owned newspaper. Not only will the paper begin operating the first Goss International FPS press in North America, it will also be the first daily to use specially formulated hybrid ink from Flint Group, the first to use a plant-wide management app engineered by Goss, the first to employ an automated roll-handling system co-authored by Goss and Westfalia Technologies and the first to use a specially tailored plate loading system architected by Nela in concert with Kodak and the press vendor.rnrnIncorporating the slate of new technologies is part of a carefully drafted strategy plotted by Operations Director John Jenkins and Publisher Josiah P. Rowe III. “The technology with the new press doesn’t scare me