Norcross, Georgia -- October 15, 2014 -- Two Canadian firms were honoured recently at AkzoNobelâ€™s 2014 North America Distributor Conference. AB Warehouse, located in Blainville, Quebec, received the League of Excellence Award for the Canadian region, while Treschak Enterprises, located in Welland, Ontario, received the Leadership Award.
The annual Distributor Conference brings together automotive paint and supply distributors from across Canada and the US. This yearâ€™s event was held at the prestigious Ritz-Carlton Hotel Pentagon City, in Washington DC on September 21 to 24.
Rallying to the â€œPowering Growth through Partnershipâ€ conference theme, distributors engaged in three action-packed days of workshops focusing on new business innovations and learning opportunities. Each element of the program was designed with the goal of providing attendees sustainable strategies for growing the profitability of their businesses and the collision repair centers they serve throughout North America.
â€œMany of our distributors have been part of the AkzoNobel family since the brand came to North America in the early eighties,â€ says Doug Holmberg, AkzoNobelâ€™s A&AC Business Director of Vehicle Refinishes North America. â€œThis gathering honours that loyalty, as well as celebrates the accomplishments of all whoâ€™ve most recently chosen to partner with us. We believe that each attendee left the conference armed with information, training, and new business ideas that will expand their value and create sustainable paths of success for them ond their collision repair centre customers in 2015.â€
Three award distinctions were presented for outstanding performance during the eventâ€™s closing gala banquet.:
League of Excellence Award
â€¢ Canada â€“ AB Warehouse, Blainville, Quebec
â€¢ US East Region â€“ Providence Lacquer, Providence, Rhode Island
â€¢ US West Region â€“ Byrdâ€™s Automotive, Nashville, Tennessee
Fleet Champion Award
â€¢ UYL â€“ Houston, Texas
â€¢ Canada â€“ Treschak Enterprise, Welland, Ontario
â€¢ U.S. East Region â€“ Nyquist Paint, Baltimore, Maryland
â€¢ U.S. West Region â€“ Automotive Color Co., Jackson, Mississippi