Printing Industry Projects


Coast is in Chile

Last spring, Beard Equipment Company, sister company to Coast Machinery Movers, purchased a newspaper press line weighing in at over five hundred tons from The Los Angeles Times in Orange County. Through Beard Equipment's marketing capabilities and contacts some components of the press were sold to El Mercurio, one of Chile's largest newsletter companies, based in Santiago, Chile.

Coast Machinery Movers removed the decommissioned press with a special gantry system, a 50-ton tri-lifter and specialty mechanical work. Coast's responsibility included prepping, dismantling, and loading into sea containers for overseas shipment. Components arrived in good condition to El Mercurio to be used for color enhancements for their daily publications. The dismantling of the press was completed on-time and under budget while utilizing innovative rigging techniques to maintain the integrity of surrounding commissioned press lines.