On October 24, Supreme Collision hosted a grand opening at its newest location, 325 Industrial Parkway South in the town of Aurora, Ontario.
The event was attended by collision repair industry professionals as well as members of the local community.
The new 929 sq m (10,000 sq. ft) location occupies a former banjo factory and was conceived as a state-of-the art facility, designed with the latest tools and equipment to not only maximize overall efficiency in the collision repair process but also significantly reduce carbon footprint.
The inclusion of a rail system on which vehicles cars move through production means they don’t have to be started and driven, reducing emissions by 20 percent, while the state-of-the-art spray booth also reduces emissions by 30-40 percent. Additionally, new medium wave robotic catalytic drying will reduce the shop’s paint cycles by approximately 30 percent.
Supreme Collision President Marty Reddick and Vice President of Operations Chris Reddick performed a special ribbon cutting ceremony and were joined by Aurora Mayor Tom Mrakas, who presented Supreme Collision Centre with an award from the town and also provided a few remarks for this very special occasion.
This is an incredible facility,” said Mrakas. “We are especially proud of Supreme Collision for the environmental initiatives they have incorporated at this facility designed to reduce its carbon footprint. We are proud of having Supreme Collision located in our town and being part of the family of Aurora businesses.”
During an interview with Collision Management, Supreme Collision President Marty Reddick said, “I’m really proud of our organization and really proud of our people. I’m really proud of my brother Chris and my father Bernie who over the years, have been really good partners. We’ve always shared a common vision of what collision repair should be and are proud of this new facility.”
Reddick also noted that the Town of Aurora was “very accommodating and worked with us and helped us realize our dream.”
Founded in 1963 in Thornhill, Ont., Supreme Collision Centre has expanded to include locations in Bolton and Aurora, Ontario. It was the first MSO to be certified under the Honda and Acura ProFirst program and also the first to be certified as part of the Certified Collision Care Program.