Dennis Marcum picked up sections of a 45-ton color printing press with a 180-ton crane Tuesday morning and eased each onto a platform in front of The Herald-Mail Co.
Marcum, the crane operator with Digging & Rigging Inc., said moving the press into the newspaper building was easy.
"But it's stressful," he said.
Power lines, people and tight space were a concern, but the process appeared effortless.
One block of Summit Avenue was closed through early Tuesday afternoon while the press was transferred from a large truck into the building. Four separate sections make up the press. Each was lifted onto a platform and placed on rollers.
Then, five men pushed the units into The Herald-Mail pressroom. With a hoist, they lifted each 10-foot-by-10-foot section and stacked one on top of another. Each of the hoists used to lift one part of the press can lift 40,000 pounds, Herald-Mail pressroom manager Doug Hoffman said.