Church of Scientology Opens New In-plant

By purchasing its own presses and starting a brand new in-plant, the Church of Scientology is now free of the restrictions (and extra costs) imposed on it by commercial printers.

This five-color Heidelberg XL 105 is one of two large presses installed in the Church of Scientology’s new 185,000-square-foot International Dissemination and Distribution Center. With it here are Toby Updegrove, plant manager; Owen Varrall, project manager; Jud Posner, pressroom manager; and Nicky Byrne, production manager.

The in-plant’s heavy-duty Muller Martini Primera E140 saddle stitcher is continually busy stitching the millions of publications produced by the in-plant.

An operator collects a plate produced by the Agfa Apogee computer-to-plate system.

The in-plant's five-color Heidelberg Speedmaster XL 105 with a coater.

Goss web press.

The Church of Scientology's new 185,000-square-foot International Dissemination and Distribution Center, in Commerce, Calif.