Weekly newspapers, monthly magazines, and other printed materials come hot off the presses at a Williamsport company.
Bayard Printing, 1 Maynard St., is the headquarters for the company established earlier this year.
Bayard president Mark Lundberg describes it as a small printing business that successfully competes with the larger printing concerns thanks to its state-of-the art capabilities.
"To be a small company and compete against bigger ones is impressive," he said. "We are a full service company."
The "Central Pennsylvania Post" and the "Valley Trader", Lewisburg are among local publications printed by Bayard.
But the company prints numerous other publications, many of them located in cities along the Eastern Seaboard.
Bayard also does brochures, business cards, flyers, posters and provides direct mail services.
"There's a lot of local companies we do business for," he said.
Among them are Citizen's Northern Bank and Susquehanna Health.
With high-speed web printing presses, Bayard can use rolls of paper rather than individual sheets for long-run printing jobs and fast turn-arounds.
Lundberg noted that print jobs can be customized to suit individual needs.
And the company is small enough, he said, to allow customers to get the answers they need to their problems.
"We are a company that has grown through the tough economy and a challenging business time," he said. "That is a reflection of the types of investments we've made."
The Bayard name, he said, is taken from the ancient mythical horse that could enlarge itself to carry additional soldiers into battle.
"We use that as our business philosophy," he said.
The company, which includes additional sites at 200 High Pines Road, Williamsport and in Plymouth, Pa. employs 114 people, including about 75 at the Maynard Street plant.
Most of the Williamsport employees are local residents.
Lundberg said Williamsport is a good location for the Bayard headquarters as it is located just several hours from cities such as New York, Boston and Washington, D.C. where many of the company's clients have their businesses.
With three work shifts, the Maynard Street plant is almost always a busy place.
"We are an environmentally friendly company," Lundberg said.
Nearly everything used is recycled, and that not only helps the environment, but can successfully reduce costs.
The Bayard ownership group consists of Lundberg, David Freed, Jeanette Lukens, Patti Kiessling, and Steve Isenberg.