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.
â€œThere were so many customers we had to process that it was overwhelming at first,â€ 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.
â€œThe donation was a means of giving back after the loss the community had incurred due to the July hailstorm,â€ says Labonte.
Funds were raised through donating a certain percentage of Emeryville Collision~CSNâ€™s income from hail repairs. HailCraft, owned by Ryan Hart and Barry Bodnar, was also involved in raising the money for this donation.
â€œThe 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,â€ 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.