The Chase Auto Body Supplies Collision Repair Expo brought together over 40 exhibitors under one roof. Check out the gallery below for more photos from the event!
By Lorraine Pelley
Winnipeg, Manitoba — September 8, 2014 — Chase Auto Body Supplies recently hosted a Collision Repair Expo at Canad Inns Polo Park in Winnipeg, Manitoba. A unit of the Color Compass Corporation, Chase Auto Body Supplies has been supplying products and services to collision repair centres and body shops for over 50 years.
The expo allowed everyone who works in the collision repair industry to come together under one roof to learn about the latest technologies, tools, and training opportunities.
â€œWe wanted to give an opportunity to the collision repair centres to get as much up-to-date information that would benefit their own business, in an enjoyable and interactive atmosphere,â€ says Dan Bernier, Sales Manager for Chase Auto Body Supplies Winnipeg.
Over 40 exhibitors represented repair and paint products, tools, equipment, services, and management software at the expo with booth and displays. The key topics featured included aluminum repair, cycle time reduction, tools and equipment, training opportunities, health and safety information and the newest technologies. Representatives of each business and service were happy to answer questions and provide demonstrations about their products.
â€œThere hasnâ€™t been anything like this in Manitoba before, and our industry partners were genuinely excited to be part of this,â€ says Lisa Krishka, Operations Manager, Chase Auto Body Supplies Winnipeg.
During the afternoon, attendees were invited to attend three professional developments seminars: Manitoba Workplace & Health Regulations in the Automotive Sector, Do I Really Need to Use Social Media to Market My Business and Creating a Team of Self-Motivated and Productive Employees.
In the evening, guests were entertained by the charisma and stories of Keynote Speaker, Laurie Mustard. A long time media personality, Mustard is also an avid classic car enthusiast and collector.
Between seminars and speeches, guests were invited to walk around the room, meet with other representatives and visit the booths. Food and beverages were served throughout the day and draws were made for fabulous prizes.
â€œWeâ€™ve had so many compliments from the people that attended that it completely exceeded what they were expecting. Everybody learned something that would immediately help them at their shop,â€ says Krishka.
The Collision Repair Expo was a great opportunity for anyone working in the automotive industry to socialize, learn and see the latest advances in their field.
â€œEveryone at Chase works hard every day to be a strategic business partner for our customers,â€ says Bernier. â€œShops expect and need more than a product supplier that just drops off boxes of stuff, and Chase is proud to be more than that…inventory management, technical training, and business support are all part of what we do for our customers.â€