Carlson Body Shop Supply participates in the Autorama World of Wheels

The first place winner at the Student Pedal Car Challenge at this year’s Autorama World of Wheels.

By CRM Staff

Calgary, Alberta — March 6, 2018 — At the recent Autorama World of Wheels event in Calgary, Carlson Body Shop Supply, a division of Color Compass, co-sponsored the Student Pedal Car Challenge during the student career day.

Jamie Corbeil, Southern Alberta sales manager for Carlson Body Shop Supply summed up why the sponsorship means so much to the company’s team. “It is a fabulous event and we were honoured to be part of student career day again this year. It’s exciting to see the students so engaged through their pedal car designs. The creativity expressed by each school was inspiring. We hope events like this will continue to attract the next generation of skilled technicians into the collision repair industry.”

The pedal car challenge provides an excellent opportunity for a team of automotive students from each area high school to apply their technical skills. Participating schools were provided one pedal car to customize and show off at the event. The Carlson technical sales team assisted the schools with product application and procedures, enabling them to follow the typical collision repair process from metal work, to sanding and preparation to final paint procedures.

The day kicked off with a discussion in the auditorium, with over 300 students in attendance. Guest speakers from many sectors of the automotive industry encouraged the students to follow their passion for automobiles and consider a career in the automotive industry. Carlson Body Shop Supply’s own general manager Dave Swenson also spoke during the event.

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