Prodigy Graphics supports student research project

Prodigy Graphics, a leading Canadian trade-only offset printing specialist established in 1976 and based in a 65,000-sq.-ft. facility in Vaughan, Ontario just north of Toronto, was asked recently by a group of students from Ryerson University’s School of Business Management if it would be willing to participate in the group’s business case study.

Left to right are Ryerson students Johvrer Singh Chaggar, Rachel Abecassis, Jordan Rotman, Alana Merdzan, Nicole Bento and Prodigy Pressroom Manger Patrick Lynch.
Left to right are Ryerson students Johvrer Singh Chaggar, Rachel Abecassis, Jordan Rotman, Alana Merdzan, Nicole Bento, and Prodigy Pressroom Manger Patrick Lynch.

“I was a student once,” said Gordon McCauley, Prodigy Graphics’ CEO (pictured previously), “and I remember what it was like. So when a group of students from Ryerson University’s School of Business Management in Toronto asked if we would participate in its case study, ‘yes’ was an easy answer.” The group is studying Global Management Systems and was led by student Jordan Rotman.

Its research started with a plant tour during which students examined printing and bindery processes, features of the facility, inventory and quality control, health and safety and general operating policies. The students asked prepared questions and at the end of the tour and engaged in a lively and friendly discussion with their hosts. Following the visit, McCauley received the final report from the group that contained many useful suggestions.

The students were particularly impressed by the scope of Prodigy’s operations and the focus on health and safety. “The facility never stops,” said Rotman “so I would like to thank Gordon and Pat for giving us the opportunity and taking time out of their day to show us around and chat with us.”

“It was a good group of career-minded students,” added McCauley. “And now we have five business students who have a better understanding of business and trade printing.”

Prodigy Graphics serves the printing and finishing needs of North American print resellers, brokers, graphic designers, commercial printers and other print professionals.

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Tony Curcio is the editor of Graphic Arts Magazine.