Emeryville Collision~CSN and HailCraft donate $25,000 to local community centre

By P. Palak

Tecumseh, Ontario — February 24, 2014 — Hailstorms can damage entire communities, but at the same time they can bring communities together. This was demonstrated recently by Emeryville Collision~CSN and HailCraft when the companies made a joint donation of $25,000 to the Lakeshore Multi Recreational Centre.

A summer hailstorm rocked the town of Lakeshore, Ont., damaging many vehicles belonging to long-time customers of Emeryville Collision~CSN.
“There were so many customers we had to process that it was overwhelming at first,” says Robert Labonte, President of Emeryville Collision~CSN. However, Labonte says a thorough grounding in throughput solutions and lean processes, not to mention a partnership with PDR repairer Hailcraft, allowed the facility to repair the vehicles in a timely and efficient manner.
“The donation was a means of giving back after the loss the community had incurred due to the July hailstorm,” says Labonte.
Funds were raised through donating a certain percentage of Emeryville Collision~CSN’s income from hail repairs. HailCraft, owned by Ryan Hart and Barry Bodnar, was also involved in raising the money for this donation.
“The success of two companies that have the same training, goals and quality standards was a major contributing factor in the volume that was done and the donation to the Town of Lakeshore,” says Labonte.
The funds will be utilized toward building up the facilities at the Lakeshore Multi Recreational Centre.
 Robert Labonte of Emeryville Collision~CSN, with his wife Christine and their children Emily, Brayden and Carter, hands over the cheque to Mayor Tom Bain and the other members of city council.   

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