Toronto, Ontario — October 11, 2018 — Color Compass has merged with the WESCO family of companies, a group which distributes equipment and paint supplies throughout the Western U.S.
With the acquisition, the subsidiary, now called WESCO Autobody Supply Color Compass, the group will also service Western Canada as well.
Color Compass’s 27 Canadian locations will serve as the Canadian part of WESCO’s business. Despite the merger, there will be little change in the day-to-day operations of more than 260 members on the Color Compass team. Wesco has said that the management structure of Color Compass will be left as is, with the Color Compass operations team remaining in control.
Color Compass Corporation, was founded in 1984 as a private automotive distribution group. Currently specializing in the supply of collision repair products and industry specific collision repair training in Western Canada, the companies that comprise the Color Compass Corporation include Carlson Body Shop Supply, Chase Auto Body Supplies, Rocky Mountain Sales, White & Peters, and PBE Distributors.
Founded in 1974, WESCO is a major distributor for the automotive refinish supplies, as well as for the industrial, commercial, aerospace and marine markets.