Toronto, Ontario -- May 14, 2019 -- CARSTAR has been on a mission to surprise 30 of its collision repair technicians with a 3M File Belt Sander in celebration of employee appreciation month.

As a part of CARSTAR’s 30th anniversary celebration, the banner has been doing something unique each month to thank franchise partners and employees.

“We would not have made it to our 30th anniversary milestone without these outstanding technicians performing premier collision repairs in our facilities every day,” says Michael Macaluso, president of CARSTAR.

For a chance to win a 3M File best sander, CARSTAR locations from British Columbia to Florida and everywhere in-between took time to highlight why their technicians are so valued in their facility.

“We’re excited to reward 30 top technicians across the CARSTAR network for their hard work and commitment to performance,” said Mark Algie, strategic accounts manager for 3M's automotive aftermarket division. “From the very beginning, 3M has been working hand-in-hand with CARSTAR to build the original business, remaining a proud partner for three decades. We’re honoured to help CARSTAR celebrate its 30th anniversary with this donation.”

Having a positive attitude, taking initiative, following the proper repair procedures and stepping up in times of need are just a few of the key attributes demonstrated by the winning technicians.

Assistant manager of CARSTAR Thunderbay Daniel Trevisanutto admitted that he had difficulties choosing just one technician.

“Without trying to sound like I'm being politically correct, I would nominate any one of my technicians for what they bring to the table as each one has their own unique set of strengths and weaknesses that make our store great. However, Kevin has been with us for more than 30 years beginning his career as a lot porter and grown to a point to even push us managers for how we approach our staff and provide input in how we can develop our business. He has a level of loyalty that can't be taught and a value that can't be bought.”

For general manager of CARSTAR Lawrence Jeremy Snapp he chose a technician that has been loyal to the shop since 2004.

“He has worked hard and tireless hours, always coming in early and staying late in order to ensure work is completed. It’s quite difficult to measure the value of an employee who is not only willing to, but desires to help the shop as a whole, run smoothly, efficiently and provide a high quality of product for our customers,” said Snapp.


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