The New York Times, EDISON, NEW JERSEY
The New York Times’ slogan is “All the news that’s fit to print.” For nearly two decades, Forest Electric has helped the Times get the word out on the street in our role as maintenance contractor at the newspaper’s production and distribution facility in New Jersey.
SCOPE OF SERVICES
Since January 1991, Forest has served as the preferred contractor for all electrical construction work at the $450 million state-of-the-art plant owned and operated by the Times in Edison. The plant encompasses 1.3 million s.f. of space, the equivalent of 22 football fields. Advance sections of the Sunday paper, excluding magazine and television sections, and one third of all weekday New York editions are printed at the Edison plant.
Forest work at the Edison plant involves maintaining the electrical, technical and lighting systems. Our team is on-call to provide maintenance 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and 52 weeks per year. We control all the planning requirements for the maintenance operations at the plant and we also provide a full-time training program for the electricians assigned to this account.
The Edison plant incorporates cutting-edge technology. In order to produce the newspaper, page images are transmitted from the New York City composing room to the platemaking room at the Edison facility via a combination of microwave and satellite communications. Six 10-unit Gross Color Line presses are in full operation 24 hours a day and sections are printed in advance re-conveyed from the presses, wound into roles and stored via the innovative Muller-Martini storage and retrieval system. The warehouse at the Edison plant can store 14,000 rolls of newsprint, which are transported directly to the presses by 23 computer-controlled robots.
Forest works with senior management the New York Times to seek out innovative ways to increase production at the plant. Most recently, Forest worked in coordination with the engineering firm CCG Facilities Integration Incorporated (CCG) and performed the electrical construction and tel/data work on a new redundant data center at the Edison plant.
The New York Times Company is a leading media company, which publishes The New York Times, The International Herald Tribune, The Boston Globe and 16 other newspapers. It also owns eight network-affiliated television stations and two New York radio stations, and has more than 40 websites. The New York Times, the company’s flagship paper, is the winner of more Pulitzer Prizes than any other newspaper.