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LORD Corporation Announces Vendor Partnership with CARSTAR Automotive Canada

Published on 2006-06-29. Author : SpecialChem

Cary, NC -- LORD Corporation, maker of Fusor Automotive Repair Adhesives - the leading metal and composite bonding solution for automotive body repair - has announced the signing of a new vendor partnership with CARSTAR Automotive Canada, effective June 1.

Founded in Hamilton, Ontario, CARSTAR Automotive Canada has grown from eight to more than 100 locations in just 10 years. With more than 300 locations across North America, CARSTAR repairs approximately 1 in 20 vehicles in Canada - 6,000 vehicles per month. While many CARSTAR stores already use Fusor products, these same adhesives as well as extensive training will now be available to CARSTAR franchisees as part of the preferred vendor program.

"LORD Corporation's Fusor products have long been the adhesive of choice by the OEMs," said W. Larry Johns, LORD Fusor National Manager Consolidator & Franchise Programs. "Fusor products can be found on vehicles made in North and South America, Europe and Asia. We are excited about the opportunity to serve CARSTAR and their growing organization."

A key component of the value of the new relationship with CARSTAR is that the LORD representatives will deliver valuable training through best practice programs. Originally developed for CARSTAR U.S., the programs offer easily repeatable, quality procedures that bring consistency to repair operations involving adhesives and seam sealers. Additionally, those shops concerned with earning or maintaining I-CAR Gold Class status can earn an I-CAR Gold Class point by attending the Fusor 001 hands-on training course.

According to Larry Jefferies, Executive Vice President of CARSTAR Automotive Canada, CARSTAR Canada has chosen to recommend the use the Fusor line for all of its adhesives, soft fascia repairs, and sealers because these products carry a lifetime warranty for the bond and corrosion resistance.

"Since CARSTAR is the only national collision repair franchise that offers a nationwide warranty, using Fusor products is a natural," said Jefferies. "Repair quality matters. Ongoing access to Fusor products and systems is one more step in the process of ensuring CARSTAR franchises remain best in class."

Developed by LORD Corporation, a pioneer and global leader in the development and manufacture of high-performance bonding solutions for more than 50 years, Fusor products are recognized to meet OEM standards and have been a proven solution in the aftermarket for more than a decade. In addition to a wide range of acrylic, epoxy and urethane products for metal and plastic bonding and repair, LORD offers a line of Fusor products including sealers, foams, guns and other accessories.

About LORD Corporation

With headquarters in Cary, NC, and sales in excess of $550-MM, LORD Corporation is a privately held company that designs, manufactures and markets devices and systems to manage mechanical motion and control noise and vibration; formulates, produces and sells general purpose and specialty adhesives and coatings; and develops products and systems utilizing magnetically responsive technologies. With manufacturing in eight countries and offices in more than 15 major business centers, LORD Corporation employs more than 2,400 worldwide.

Source: LORD Corporation

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