LORD Corp Announces Vendor Partnership with CARSTAR Automotive
LORD Corporation, maker of Fusor® Automotive Repair Adhesives, a
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.
CARSTAR Automotive Canada, Founded in Hamilton, Ontario, has grown from
eight to more than 100 locations in 10 years. With more than 300 locations
across North America, CARSTAR repairs approximately one 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
"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 repair centers
or locations 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
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 lifetime warranty, using Fusor products is a natural," said
Jefferies. "Repair quality is essential. Ongoing access to Fusor
products and systems is one more step in the process of ensuring CARSTAR
franchises remain best in class."