Paul Polly and Kevin Dundas were on hand from Parts Pro Performance Centres to answer customer questions on their wide range of product offerings. (Photos: Steve Pawlett)
With over 100 supplier booths, Ideal Supply’s annual regional trade show held in Stratford, Ontario is always well attended, and this year’s two-day event was no exception.
“We had over 3,400 come through here over the two days,” said John MacDonald, Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Ideal Supply. Held at the Rotary Club Complex in Stratford, Ontario, the venue was the ideal location, offering easy access and providing ample parking for the flow of technicians and shop owners attending the two-day event.
“We come every year to learn about new technology and connect with people in the industry,” said Jordan Van De Kemp of Accountable Automotive.”
Lucas Kolecki demonstrated the benefits of 3M’s new CT36E Dust Extraction System.
Mark Williams demonstrated the new SWS Eclipse.
Bob Worts and Francois Beaudry gave Sarah Voigt, NAPA, a demonstration of the many features of GEM-CAR customer management system.
Jordan Van de Kemp, co-owner with his wife Amy, of Accountable Automotive in Stratford, recently received the award for Service Excellence from his local Chamber of Commerce.
Jim McIntosh and Brad Dee were on hand from Gates to answer customer questions on Gates products.
The NAPA booth was a busy hub of activity!
The two-day trade show saw a steady flow of traffic.
Sebastion Arteaga and Robert Rego, were on hand to talk about how Mevotech has extended its patented TTX technology and engineering to control arms and compression stabilizer links.
Chris Kinghorn, Regional Vice President of NAPA Ontario and Riley Pratt, Senior Vice President NAPA Canada.
NAPA is starting the second year of its community social outreach program with summer students Amanda LeGal and Alex Jakma. Watch for a full report on their activities this summer in CarCare Business.
Jessica Woods of Bernard’s Quality Cars, Flesherton, Ontario, chatted with our Associate Publisher, Shirley Brown, about the three-bay addition that’s underway at her shop.