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June 2020

Sandhills Announces Expansion Of Lincoln Campus Production Facility

LINCOLN, Nebraska — May 29, 2015

Sandhills Publishing is currently finalizing plans to expand its state-of-the-art production facility, located at the company’s headquarters in Lincoln, Nebraska.

The expansion will accommodate both existing and imminent needs. Sandhills currently operates a Goss Sunday printing press, a G18 printing press, and two bindery lines, one of which is located in an on-campus warehouse space adjacent to the production facility due to space restrictions. “The expansion will allow equipment and staff to be in one building once again, which will improve efficiencies in the production process in addition to opening up the warehouse for further development on the Sandhills campus,” explains Sandhills’ Production Manager Birk Baker, adding that the company is currently in the process of researching the acquisition of another printing press. “The decision to expand the production building will also prepare us for future equipment needs,” he notes.

The press building, where all of Sandhills’ domestically distributed publications are created and packaged for shipping, was constructed in 1990. The temperature- and humidity-controlled facility houses equipment for platemaking, binding, stitching, and trimming. Regular investments and improvements over the years have ensured that the facility houses some of the industry’s leading technologies—including an environmentally conscious direct-to-plate printing method—to minimize environmental impacts and create the best possible working conditions for employees.

Construction is still in the planning stages, and is expected to begin in September. “We are currently finalizing plans and working on a schedule for phases that will include moving equipment while continuing our weekly production schedule,” explains Circulation Manager Mike Petersen.

The expansion will ultimately ensure that Sandhills is able to continue to serve buyers and sellers across the construction, trucking, agriculture, heavy machinery, aviation, and technology industries. “This expansion,” says Mike, “means that we can keep up with the demand for our publications and maintain the high quality that we provide, and that is expected from our customers and readers.”