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What Makes a Good PBE Distributor?

PBE distributors must change. Having the best products, people and service is not enough.

Wesco/Color Compass Acquires WD Co-Auto’s PBE Division

WD Co-Auto’s PBE Division serves independent and member-dealer collision centers across British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba.

Industrial Finishes & Systems Names Gay Brown VC

Industrial Finishes & Systems Inc., a leading distributor of automotive paint, equipment and supplies, has announced the appointment of Gay Brown as vice chairman.

VIDEO: Choosing the Right PBE Jobber, Presented by FinishMaster

In this video, BodyShop Business Editor Jason Stahl discusses the advantages of having a “vendor partner” and the difference between a good jobber and a great jobber.

Color Compass Corporation Joins Wesco Group

The Wesco Group, a leading paint, body and equipment distributor in the western U.S., announced that Color Compass Corp. has joined the Wesco family of companies.

UYL Color Named One of Nation’s Fastest-Growing Inner City Businesses 

The Initiative for a Competitive Inner City (ICIC) announced that UYL Color Supply has made the 2018 Inner City 100 list of the fastest-growing inner city businesses in America, based on revenue growth.

BASF Names Micro Distributor of the Year

BASF Automotive Refinish has named Micro Auto Paint & Supplies (Micro) its 2017 Distributor of the Year at the annual ColorSource conference. 

Painters Supply & Equipment Co. Acquires ACS of Georgia

The acquisition adds nine locations in Georgia and Alabama, and expands PSE’s market reach into the southeastern U.S.

Motor Guard Names PBE Sales Manager

Motor Guard announced it has appointed 37-year PBE veteran Bob Rheinhart as sales manager for paint, body and equipment sales.

Painters Supply & Equipment Acquires Northern Indiana Paint Supply

Founded in 1982, Northern Indiana Paint Supply is a family-owned PPG Platinum Distributor that operates three Indiana stores in Fort Wayne, Osceola and Warsaw.

KC Auto Paint Acquired by Wesco Group

The Wesco Group announced that it has completed its merger with the KC Auto Paint family of companies.

Inside the Cheap, Rusty World of Used Car Body Shops in the 1970s

As a PB&E jobber in the 1970s, Mark Clark learned that rust ruled in used car body shops, and there were several degrees of cheap.