Neil School - Production Manager
Canvas pop originated in Ottawa, Canada and that was, I believe, about 2009 and then around 2011, in August, we actually opened the facility here in North Las Vegas - mostly due to such a demand in the US for our product. We don't do any of the editing or design of any of the photographs that still happens in Ottawa, but from that point forward, we get all the files, we do all the printing, laminating, and stretching to the canvas, and we ship it out to all the individual clients. HR in Canada didn't really have a good handle on US law. So once setting up the organization here, I could see that there was a lot of liability in this facility and that we really needed to be able to have a good written safety plan, and with the help of SCATS, we were able to do that in the most efficient manner. There have been so many benefits from working with SCATS and what was really nice is they do come back and they do verify that we've had no problems with running the programs. If we have, they try to help us work through those issues. What we found, was that it's really a partnership - that it wasn't so much about trying to point out what you're doing wrong, more so what is necessary, and what is unnecessary, and what items you really need to focus on - so for me, it was just such a good streamline partnership, is the best way I can put that.