Challenge Machinery Company

Mid-State Litho

MSL works with some of the most popular manufacturers in the industry. We strive to provide our customers with the highest quality equipment and best solutions available. Over the next few months, we would like to take the opportunity to introduce you to some of our vendors, starting with Challenge Machinery.

Challenge Machinery

Challenge Machinery

Currently based in Norton Shores, MI, Challenge Machinery can trace their roots all the way back to 1870, when an electrotype foundry was established in Chicago, IL. The company reorganized as the Challenge Machinery Company and moved to Grand Haven, MI in 1903. They produced their first guillotine paper cutters in 1887. Challenge credits their success over the past 135 years to their employees resourcefulness and dedication. Their mission:

To design, manufacture and market products that provide our customers the best total value for turning printed pages into products, i.e., adding value to the printed document.

MSL is proud to offer our customers Challenge equipment. You can learn more about Challenge’s equipment on our website. Some of Challenge’s most popular finishing devices include:

Challenge Champion Paper Cutters

Champion Hydraulic Paper Cutter Series– The only UL listed in its class, this certification of safety is only on example of how this cutter has earned such a prestigious reputation. Rugged construction ensures dependability and productivity.

Titan Paper Cutters

Titan Hydraulic Paper Cutter Series– Featured before on our blog, this series offers a range of cutting options with a  compact footprint. Designed to be safe and durable machines, Titan cutters fit into almost any production situation.

MS5 Paper Drills

MS-5 Multiple Spindle Paper Drill Series– Challenge’s expertise with drilling technology brings you a drilling capacity of 2.5 inches and can range from 3 to 10 heads. Spindle drills are made for productivity.

CMT Automatic Book Trimmers

CMT Automatic Book Trimmers– These sturdy steel and cast-iron design ensure years of trouble-free operation. Hydraulic clamping and cutting action provides strength to cut through up to 2″ thick books without hesitation.

For additional product information contact Mid-State Litho at 1-800-343-4231 or our sales department at Visit us on the web at

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