In Memoriam: Randy Sarchuk, 1960-2022

Regina, Saskatchewan — Randall “Randy” Sarchuk, automotive painter and former paint rep for Reineking Paint and Color Compass, has died. Randy’s family announced his untimely passing last Friday; he died on March 12, 2022, at 61 years old. Randy was a longtime member of the automotive aftermarket and a familiar face to collision repairers in […]

Color Compass acquires WD Co-Auto’s PBE Division

By CRM staff Toronto, Ontario — March 4, 2019 –- Color Compass Corporation, a paint, body, and equipment distributor in Western Canada has acquired WD Co-Auto’s Paint, Body, and Equipment sales division. WD Co-Auto’s PBE Division is based in Edmonton, Alberta and serves more than 80 independent and member-dealer bodyshop customers across British Columbia, Alberta, […]

CRASH IT tournament raises over $2,000 for charity

By CRM Staff   Toronto, Ontario – July 23, 2018 –-Over $2,000 was raised towards Brown Bagging for Calgary Kids thanks to proceeds from the Calgary Regional Appraisers Southern Hospitality Invitational Tournament (CRASH IT).    The event, which was held at the Hamptons Golf & Country club, celebrated its 16 year with 120 golfers attending. […]

Color Compass salutes industry veteran

Toronto, Ontario – July 18, 2018 — Color Compass celebrated the upcoming retirement of current PBE general manager Arnie White with a golf tournament last Friday.    White will be retiring after 45 years with Color Compass. White moved into warehouse distribution with PBE, eventually making his way to the general manger position in 1977.  […]

Color Compass inventory management system, KUBE

Color Compass describes KUBE as the next generation of inventory control.

By CRM Staff   Toronto, Ontario — May 11, 2018 —The Color Compass inventory management system, KUBE, is now set up in nearly 100 collision repair facilities in Western Canada. Color Compass describes KUBE as the next generation of inventory control.   Emile Fremont, director of business development, Color Compass comments, “We are thrilled that […]

Update: Color Compass hosts diagnostic scanning event

The LAUNCH product booth at the event.

By CRM Staff   Burnaby, British Columbia — March 14, 2018 — Last month, Collision Repair magazine announced Color Compass was hosting a diagnostic scanning event. The event has since been held, and we’ve got the scoop on what went down direct from Color Compass.    “The response from attendees of the show has been […]

Carlson Body Shop Supply participates in the Autorama World of Wheels

The first place winner at the Student Pedal Car Challenge at this year’s Autorama World of Wheels.

By CRM Staff Calgary, Alberta — March 6, 2018 — At the recent Autorama World of Wheels event in Calgary, Carlson Body Shop Supply, a division of Color Compass, co-sponsored the Student Pedal Car Challenge during the student career day. Jamie Corbeil, Southern Alberta sales manager for Carlson Body Shop Supply summed up why the […]

Collision 360 hosts aluminum rivet bonding course

From left to right, Tom Widmer, Art Ewing, Juan Cordova, Anthony Iaboni and Russel Duncan.

By CRM Staff   Toronto, Ontario — March 5, 2018 — This past week Collision 360 hosted a training event at its training centre in Toronto.    Anthony Iaboni, owner of Collision 360, said this when asked by Collision Repair magazine about the inspiration behind the course: “I get asked on a regular basis about […]

Color Compass presents donation to the British Columbia Children’s Hospital Foundation

Pictured from left to right: Chris Neale, Director of Marketing; Rob Neale, President and C.O.O.; and Hitesh Kothary, Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer of the BC Children's Hospital Foundation. The group presents a cheque to the British Columbia Children’s Foundation.

By Erin McLaughlin   Vancouver, British Columbia — January 2, 2018 — Color Compass started the new year by improving the lives of local children. The company recently made a $28,000 donation to the British Columbia Children’s Hospital Foundation (BCCHF). Color Compass supplied $25,000, while a customer, professional services partner and member of senior management […]