2018 BCN Supplier report

 Emeryville, CA: 2018 promises to be a highly productive year for the Geo. M. Martin Company. As the year begins Craig Stein joins the company as President, while outgoing President Robert Morgan is elevated to a position on the Board of Directors. Mr. Stein reports, “2017 was a very busy year for the Geo. M. Martin Company.  We had significant success with customers in North America as well as internationally.  We expect this trend to continue as we go into 2018 with a very healthy production backlog. I personally see significant opportunities for our company to continue to be a major partner to our customers as we work together for new and innovative ways to increase efficiency and reduce costs.” “On the product front,” Stein stated, “our patented Scrubber® Technology can now be utilized for smaller independent box plants, as we introduced a version of the Scrubber better suited for this market.” Additionally, existing machines that are in the field can also be retrofitted with Geo Martin’s Scrubber Technology. Said Stein, “The Scrubber’s patented upper and adjustable lower offset wheel assemblies combine with unique scrappers and strategically located brushes to eliminate virtually all scrap before the blanks are placed on the stacking deck.  In 2017 we installed our stacker with Scrubber Technology at several international plants and we have received orders from many more international converters in 2018.” In 2017, Geo Martin’s Quick-Break® II nicked bundle line systems continued to have great success with converters globally. “In early 2018 we will introduce several enhancements that will increase our Breaker performance,” added Stein. The Quick-Break III will feature significantly faster cycle speed, a soft stop/start break and pull cycle, and unique multi-function ‘gapless’ upper platen. Combined, these upgrades will further increase customer efficiency and productivity. Additionally, the company will continue to ramp up investment in R&D as it heads into 2018. By growing more investment in this area, Geo Martin sustains its commitment to helping its customers achieve maximum efficiency and success. Stein explained as follows: “there are many new innovations that we will be focusing on for all of our customers globally. Here at Geo M. Martin, we are committed to leading the industry in innovative equipment for our customers’ competitive advantage.” As the...

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Craig Stein appointed as new President at Geo. Martin; Former President Bob Morgan elevated to Board of Directors

Emeryville, California — Effective this month, Craig Stein has taken over as President of the Geo. M. Martin Company. Outgoing President Robert Morgan is being elevated to the company’s Board of Directors and will actively assist with Mr. Stein’s transition into leadership of Geo. Martin’s day-to-day activities. Coming over from nearby Silicon Valley, Craig Stein has a 30+ year career, featuring intensive experience in business development, marketing, and complex management issues. Prior to joining Geo. Martin, he rose through the ranks of Nortel Networks Corporation. Following Ericsson’s acquisition of the company, he was first appointed to Executive Vice President and General Manager in charge of US Regions, and then he was promoted to Executive Vice President and General Manager for the company’s global web accounts. “It would be easy to think, ‘What does a tech guy know about our industry?’” stated outgoing President Bob Morgan. “I’ve known Craig for several years, and I personally introduced him to our company because his executive experience mirrors our material handling business in many ways. Like us, Craig focused on both large worldwide corporations and small, independently owned operations. He’s managed teams working in over 220 countries—so he’s certainly no stranger to international business—yet he’s able to deal with the daily concerns of ‘Mom and Pop’ shops.” In a brief statement Craig Stein was equally complimentary of outgoing President Bob Morgan, stating, “I’m proud to be filling Bob’s shoes, and I look forward to continuing to grow the company he helped make the industry’s dominant supplier of stackers and related equipment. In the 15 years Bob served as President, the Geo. M. Martin Company has grown over 300%. Bob’s management brought growth and fresh ideas year after year, so he will be an invaluable mentor and resource from his new position on our Board of...

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CorrExpo 2017 booth #927

Visit us at Booth #927 at CorrExpo October 16-18, 2017 at the Rhode Island Convention Center and Omni Providence Hotel. See latest in high performance material handling and bundle line solutions form Geo. Martin.

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BCN 2017 Supplier Report

2016 was an exciting and busy year for the Geo. M. Martin Company as we focused on a healthy production backlog, new technology R&D and SuperCorrExpo 2016. The popularity of the Martin’s LBX Scrubber® Stacker continued to grow breaching new international as well as domestic markets. The introduction of the new LBX MEGA-STAK Scrubber Rotary Die Cut Stacker was met with great excitement at SuperCorrExpo. Based on the very popular and proven LBX Scrubber design, the new stacker series includes many of the standard and optional features of its predecessor while incorporating new features and improvements to the popular design. The Scrubbers patented upper and adjustable lower offset wheel assemblies combine with unique scrappers and strategically located brushes to eliminate virtually all scrap before the blanks enter the layboy. The MEGA-STAK offers a wide range of standard and optional features that allow the convertor to customize the machine to perfectly meet their specific production needs. For a full list of MEGA-STAK features and benefits visit www.geomartin.com. 2016 also saw sustained growth of Geo. Martin’s Quick-Break® II nicked bundle line systems. Converters worldwide continue to realize the need to maximize the usage of the die drum surface in order to compete in current and future markets. Converters report doubling or tripling production simply by making use of more die surface. However, the gains from multi-out production go far beyond just square feet per machine feed. Properly nicked blanks allow diecutter operations to run at higher and more consistent production speeds, reduce or eliminate jams, and the reduce scrap especially where nesting allows the use of shared knife. The wider 92 inch Quik-Break II also allows converters to run two bundle logs of wider blanks, serving virtually all pizza box sizes, and can run logs that are 54 inches or greater. Geo. M. Martin Company would like to thank our loyal customers and industry partners for contributing to a very successful 2016. We look forward to 2017 with a commitment and enthusiasm for R&D of new products, commitment to our customers and customer service and development of new and exciting products and...

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Geo. Martin Introduces 2 New Stackers

The Geo. M. Martin Company showcased its latest technology during 2016’s SuperCorrExpo. The company’s highly successful LBX Scrubber© stacker has been upgraded to the LBX MEGA-STAK Scrubber stacker and a slightly smaller version, the MBX MEGA-STAK Scrubber stacker made its debut at Geo. Martin’s booth on the show floor.   Both stackers are based on patented upper and offset lower roller assemblies along with unique patented scraper assemblies. These and other features enable the reliable and virtually scrap-free delivery of sheets matching or even exceeding the top running speeds of today’s most powerful rotary diecutters. Positive sheet control prevents jams of not only individual bundles but also multi-up and multi-out nicked bundles, utilizing the full-width of the diecutter. This can double and even triple production as measured by thousand square feet per hour.   Features common to both the LBX and MBX are:  Motorized Board Line Adjust Long and Short Shingle Brush Assemblies Automatic Nip Adjust Dual Entry Die Cut Control Zones Automatic Side-Shift Adjustments Upper Tilt Open Assembly for easy access   Standard features include Powered Roll-Out/Roll-Back, allowing the operator to move the stacker away from the press while running. The Jam Detection System utilizes three sets of eyes on the stacking deck and hopper assembly, monitoring board flow and immediately interrupt feed should a jam be detected. Motion controls are positioned at each jogger and include a “clear stacking deck” feature. A Pivoting Transfer Deck Assembly with Zero-Crush Rollers allows the collection of individual die-cut boxes and full width nicked sheets, and places them in a precise, and highly consistent, stream or shingle at all press speeds. Optional to both the LBX and MBX MEGA-STAKs is a Servo Controlled ZFI-II system that makes stack and bundle changes without a feed interrupt at all rated machine speeds.   Many optional add-on features are available enabling the LBX and MBX to be configured to each plant’s individual needs.  ...

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Geo. Martin to introduce exciting new products at SuperCorrExpo 2016

Recognizing the demand for “consistency” and production data on box orders, Geo Martin introduces three new products at SuperCorrExpo engineered to improve performance of Rotary Die-Cut Stacking Lines and High Speed/High Capacity Nicked Bundle Lines. Based on the Scrubber® Technology, these new products deliver superior sheet control and exceptional scrap removal while offering enhanced versatility, improved cycle rates and a remarkably small nicked-bundle size. With over 60 LBX Scrubber Stackers in operation producing rates of 200 to 400 MSF per hour, one system often replaces three conventional systems. Geo Martin further enhances waste reduction with a new quality control system that monitors die-cut blanks, identifies out of spec product and interacts with the press to minimize...

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