Historic Western New York Snowstorm Leads to Roof Collapse at VSP Marketing Graphic Group

As the snow ends in western New York, concerns of flooding and roof collapse are beginning to rise.WKBW Buffalo reported that VSP Marketing Graphic Group was an unfortunate victim of a collapsed roof at its headquarters at 10 Dyke Road located here. Although no one was hurt, the damage to the roof and digital printing equipment is estimated to cost $500,000 to replace, said CEO and President Trace George.

VSP Marketing Graphic Group, which is the official graphics company of the Buffalo Bills, was closed at the time of the collapse.

“On a positive note, despite the devastating damage, we have secured facilities to continue our operation as well as new equipment and materials coming in immediately from out-of-state thanks to generous and dear friends of VSP. We’re seeing a lot of generous support and planning on being fully functional up and running again early next week,” George said.

 

Two 10,000-Lb. Presses Lifted Out of Commercial Printer’s Second-Story Window Wows Passerbys

People traveling in the area of 25th and Farnam Streets recently witnessed a rare sight—two enormous printing presses that were manhandled out of a second-floor window, hoisted high above the pavement by a giant crane, then gently deposited onto a flatbed truck.

It all happened at Barnhart Press in Omaha, NE. The commercial printer was retiring the two Heidelberg presses in the normal course of business, having replaced them with newer and faster models.

It was a mammoth undertaking, as the pressroom at the 40-employee Barnhart firm is upstairs. The Omaha sales manager for Heidelberg stopped by to take some pictures..