A successful “first year in business” milestone is a monumental accomplishment for any company. Locally owned and operated print shop Dave’s Quick Print is no exception!
On May 1, 2012 the company celebrated its first anniversary under the new ownership of Randy Premachuk and Randy Nelson. In April 2011, both were employed by Dave’s Quick Print’s parent company at the time, Printcrafters, who went into a sudden and unexpected receivership. When a deal to buy the entire Printcrafters’ group of companies by an outside party fell through, with the clock ticking and after some serious soul searching, the two Randy’s approached the receiver, Ernst & Young, about purchasing the assets of just Dave’s Quick Print. Dave’s Quick Print has continually been a successful operation under past ownerships since its inception over 35 years ago.
If Premachuk and Nelson were able to resume operations of Dave’s Quick Print immediately, they felt they would have a great chance to preserve at least 12 full time Manitoba jobs. Saving jobs is always an important consideration a Receiver has when evaluating the merit of this type of proposal. The awarding of the assets by a Provincial judge began an exciting journey of twists and turns.
Today, Dave’s Quick Print has 20 full time employees on staff (including a majority of the original staff). “As owners we understand that employees are the lifeblood of any successful venture,” said Nelson. “We are thrilled with our team and the quality of work we produce. Our staff is friendly, dedicated, knowledgeable and experienced (average length of service is 15 years)”.
In December 2011, the operation moved to an 8660 square foot office / production facility at 1650 Field Street. Coincidentally, it is the exact same location Dave’s Quick Print held from 1996 – 2009. “It was good karma to find a place we were very familiar with,” stated Premachuk. “Prior to moving in we made extensive renovations to the facility with a significant amount of staff input so it would be a fresh start for everyone. We wanted everyone to feel proud, comfortable and excited about our special opportunity.”
Among their biggest highlights in year one was securing a print partnership deal with the Winnipeg Jets. “We knew from day one when the Jets return was announced we wanted to be a part of the history,” said Premachuk. “We had a great working relationship with the Manitoba Moose for a number of years and it was a fun, exciting and smooth transition into working with the Jets.”
Dave’s Quick Print is a Manitoba based company and prides itself on being a good corporate citizen within the community.
For more information please contact Managing Director Randy Premachuk at 204.223.4144 or Managing Director Randy Nelson at 204.333.2550
We have a wide array of digital and offset equipment for small and large format printing. We provide graphic design services and have a complete bindery department that offers an extensive array of finishing features. We cater to the corporate community and are relied upon to produce a variety of products that require quality, accuracy and fast turnaround. We look after many projects of a sensitive nature which demand the utmost in confidentiality and security. Our consistency in meeting these challenges is why we continue to be a trusted and valued supplier to many organizations.