Not really, but it is a good read.
When imPRESSions Worldwide purchased all the equipment at Hagadone Printing in Honolulu, Hawaii, it was one of the largest acquisitions in the company’s 25-year history. With less than six months to remove the contents of the manufacturing facility, imPRESSions sprang into action selling the pre-press, press, mail and bindery equipment to multiple destinations that included, California, Rhode Island, Florida, Alabama, Pennsylvania, Illinois, India, Canada, Chile and China.
Equipment sold and removed included a late model Komori GL-640 sheet fed press and a 5-unit Goss M600C offset web heat set press. The Goss M600C made its way to Anaheim, CA and included a Contiweb splicer and dryer. The same company recently purchase a Muller 227 inserter from imPRESSions’s full line of equipment inventory.
What made this job more challenging was the fact that they were on an island and needed to coordinate shipping to various ports around the world, while keeping transportation costs down for the customers. Added to this was the loads of other assets such as stitchers and trimmers, folders, forklifts, and even rolls of paper stock that needed to be sold prior to emptying the entire plant. By the way, all the paper roll stock was sold and loaded into 31 shipping containers for the buyer.
With the expertise of imPRESSions Worldwide technicians, the massive process was completed one month ahead of schedule with all equipment removed in an orderly fashion and the building readied for new owners.