2023 PBE Distributors Spring Trade Show a Big Hit

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PBE Distributors team pose for a group photo at the start of the 2023 Spring Trade Show, April 13 at the Hilton Meadowvale/Mississauga.
Over 60 exhibitors were on hand, displaying a whole raft of collision industry products, everything from sanders to spray guns.
Making a special guest appearance were stars Joe and Amanda Martin from the famed TV show Iron Resurrection.
Peter Wrong (left) and Lucas Humberstone, represented 3M Canada at the event.
John (JP) Panto was up from the U.S., displaying GenVerde refinish products.
Russ Duncan, from Pro Spot, with the company’s latest Dent Repair Station.
Marlene Van Zyl from Norton Ontario, with the new REVVIVE Contaminant eliminator pad—a game changer when it comes to restoring paint finish.
Kyle Huckman, with U-Pol, had a range of products on display, including the popular Raptor tintable and protective coating, ideal as a spray-on bedliner for pickup trucks.
Rob Josephson, representing POR-15, which offers a range of vehicle restoration products including rust remover, metal prep coatings and degreasers.
Joel Clayton, Sherwin-Williams Duplicolor, along with Tom Dunlop and Glen Hannan from Speciality Sales & Marketing.
Thane Christensen (left) and Chris Isobe, from Sherwin-Williams Canada were displaying the company’s line of advanced Matrix Edge refinish products.
(L-R) Lion Lang, JP Kleineiwski and Joern Stover, from SATA Canada.
Jim Speck, CEO of Proform, with a range of products the company offers, including aerosols, clearcoats and primers/sealers.
By the early evening, the event was packed with PBE members and body shop representative VIPs.
Photos Huw Evans

Event was very well-attended and featured celebrity appearances and special prize draws.

After an absence of three years due to COVID-19 restrictions, the PBE Distributors Spring Trade Show made a very welcome return on April 13. Taking place at the Hilton Mississauga/Meadowvale on April 13, the event featured collision industry exhibitors from across Canada and the U.S.

Everything from refinish products, to abrasives, to spray guns, welding equipment, corrosion protection products and shop solutions was on display. At each of these events PBE Distributors and parent company Color Compass, pull out all the stops by hosting industry celebrities and offering amazing prize draws.

Celebrity power

This year, at the House of Kolor exhibit, attendees got a chance to meet Joe and Amanda Martin from the famed Velocity TV series, Iron Resurrection, while there were numerous giveaways and specials during the course of the evening.

Bruce Murray, Business Development Manager at PBE Distributors donned a blue trilby style hat and went around the event, offering Blue Light Special prize tickets. Blue Light Specials are a tradition at this event and always attract great participation as well as offering some amazing prizes.

Speaking with Darrin Heise, National Sales Manager at PBE Distributors, Autosphere noted how great it was to see everybody again, and the event represented the perfect opportunity to reconnect, learn about new products and solutions and simply come together and enjoy the camaraderie during what was a fun packed and highly engaging event.



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