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CARSTAR Automotive Canada to build national head office in Hamilton

CARSTAR Vision Park new hub for one of Canada’s largest collision repair organizations

Hamilton, ON – November 23, 2010 – CARSTAR Automotive Canada Inc., Canada’s leading network of collision centres, announced yesterday its intention to build a new 16,000 square foot head office in Hamilton, Ontario.  The new facility will be called CARSTAR Vision Park, reflecting the company’s vision to be the leader in the Canadian collision repair industry.
 
“It is with great pride that I announce the beginning of a new and exciting chapter in CARSTAR’s history,” said President and CEO Sam Mercanti.  “Although our success is a result of the hard work of over 140 Franchise Partners from coast to coast, it all started in Hamilton and we are thrilled to make this major investment in our hometown.”
 
CARSTAR will be dedicating the new building to all of their Franchise, Insurance and Vendor Partners who have supported the CARSTAR vision.
 
CARSTAR Vision Park will also be home to CARSTAR University, the company’s learning and research centre. This facility will include a training centre with production bays and the latest repair equipment, allowing the Corporate Field Team to test new processes. It will also be a central point for Franchise Partners to bring in their management and repair technicians to receive up-to-date, hands-on training in addition to classroom learning. 
 
CARSTAR Automotive Canada traces back nearly five decades to the 1960s with the first location built in Hamilton, Ontario operating under the name Ontario Auto Collision. In December of 1994, the Canadian rights for the American corporation CARSTAR were awarded to Sam Mercanti who has since then built a network of over 140 franchise locations throughout ten provinces in Canada, repairing approximately 100,000 vehicles per year.
 
 “Over the past 15 years CARSTAR has shown the nation that it is the leader in the Canadian collision repair industry and we are confident this investment will only help to solidify that national ranking,” said Executive Vice President, Larry Jefferies.  “Our new headquarters will increase our operational efficiencies, help to build our national reach and ensure CARSTAR remains a leader now and into the future.”
 
CARSTAR is the fastest growing network of high-quality collision repair centres in North America. In Canada, there are over 140 locations throughout ten provinces and over 300 locations in the United States.  For the past ten years, CARSTAR has supported the fight against the deadly illness, cystic fibrosis. CARSTAR has raised more than $1.8 million to fund research and treatment for this disease. 
 
For more information visit: www.carstar.ca





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