PBE Distributors Spring Trade Show: A Full House

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This year’s event featured a complete range of vendor displays, raffle prizes and celebrity appearances.

On April 12, PBE Distributors’ annual Spring Trade Show once again delivered the goods. Located at the Toronto Airport Marriott, the event provided a complete range of vendor displays—everything from refinish products to sanders and welding equipment.

The 2018 PBE Annual Spring Booking Event was actually the biggest and best attended in the past 24 years with more than 300 attendees. As was the case in the last few years, PBE partnered Distributors also invited progressive collision shop customers to the event.

With an ideal setting for networking and many familiar names from Canada’s collision repair industry in attendance, there were no fewer than 20 extra “Blue Light Specials” announced during the course of the evening with a great deal of attention focused on the latest equipment on display.

Celebrity appearances also included renowned Custom Painters Ryan Evans, Head Painter at Kount’s Customs in Las Vegas as well as Ron “Flea” Fleanor from House of Kolor who were on hand performing  custom pinstriping and signing autographs.

No less than 20 extra “Blue Light Specials” were announced throughout the evening with a huge amount of attention being drawn to the state of the art equipment on display. A total of 15 separate door prizes were given away with a grand prize being a 50-inch Smart TV being won by Penny Bartlett of Consolidated Dealers.

“This show of our continues to grow year after year and despite the high numbers it still seems like we are having an evening with our friends,” said Darrin Heise, National Sales Manager, PBE Distributors. “Whether it’s a vendor, customer or a body shop it’s a fantastic evening spend with industry professionals, that we have developed close relationships with over the years. These relationships are invaluable to the success and growth of PBE Distributors and Color Compass.”

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