November 30, 2010 by
Carstar Automotive Canada announced its intention to build a 16,000-square-foot head office in Hamilton, Ont. during a special groundbreaking ceremony on Nov. 22. The facility will be called Carstar Vision Park, “reflecting the company’s vision to be the leader in the Canadian collision repair industry.” The new facility will be located at 1460 Stone Church Rd. E, overlooking the Mount Albion Conservation Area.
It 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.
“It is with great pride that I announce today 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 today in our hometown.” •