The future arrives at Color Compass trade show

Regional Manager Emile Fremont, GM Dave Swenson and Branch Manager Al Hinton of Carlson Body Shop Supply.  

By Andrew Ardizzi

Calgary, Alberta — June 2, 2014 — The products of tomorrow were on display at the Color Compass trade show this past week in Calgary.

Christened the Color Compass Collision Expo, the one-off trade show was held on Thursday, May 29, 2014 inside the company’s Calgary location. Featuring the tagline “The Future is Here,” Color Compass’ Emile Fremont says the show focused predominantly on new technologies and products that companies and end-users can expect to see in the not-too-distant future.

“There were 40 different vendors showing new products, most of which were for aluminum repairs, notably introducing equipment that will be needed to complete those repairs,” says Fremont, the Regional Manager of Carlson Body Shop Supply at Color Compass.

Of the 40 vendors, the six-hour long Expo featured two paint companies with more than 200 end-users attending the show throughout the day. The show, which Fremont recalls as perhaps being the first distributor-run show in the last 10 years that’s specific to the collision industry, may have been a “one-off”for now, but that doesn’t mean the company won’t hold another convention before long that allows companies to display their products in one location rather than having to travel from one customer to the next.

David Black and Marc Bonneau of 3M Canada were on hand to display some of 3M’s latest product offerings.  

“Based on the success of the show we would do another one because it helps customers see what’s new and what new products are coming out,” he says. “The industry is changing rapidly and this is a more efficient way to show end-users new products.”

Falling in line with the credo from Color Compass’ trade show, Fremont says the company has a singular purpose moving forward.

“To continually provide information on new technologies and provide great service to our customers,” says Fremont.




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