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Refinish Distributors Alliance adds Auto Color & Equipment as new member

Wednesday, August 14, 2019 - 07:00
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The Refinish Distributors Alliance (RDA) has added a new member Auto Color & Equipment in Independence, Missouri. Auto Color & Equipment has been serving the Kansas City area since 1983. They are a family owned business committed to their customers. Auto Color & Equipment are one of the only Axalta Coating Systems single line suppliers in the Kansas City area. 

Wayne and Denise Edwards are the owners.  Wayne is the account manager, Denise is the office manager and their two son’s Curtis and Kyle work in operations and sales. Joe Beel is the purchasing manager. Donnie Simpson has been with Auto Color 25 years as their outside sales rep. Their staff is prepared to assist their customers with any questions or needs they may have. They lead with excellent service and support and their team does whatever it takes to get it right every time.

Wayne and the staff of Auto Color & Equipment are excited about becoming part of the RDA/IMPACT family.  They look forward to networking with the group, exchanging best practices and marketing strategies, as well as supporting the IMPACT line of products and using the IMPACT marketing programs.

Robert McKenzie Jr., Executive Director of RDA said,” We are excited to have Auto Color & Equipment as part of the RDA/IMPACT group and know they are a great fit with our organization.”  RDA/IMPACT is the largest national group of refinish jobbers dedicated to providing quality services and products to their collision shops.  

RDA has 20 members, representing over 325 locations. Members service over 5000 collision centers throughout the United States. We represent a cross-section of all major refinish brands and do over $500 million in sales as a group, comprising around 18% of the refinish business nationwide.  

Those interested in joining RDA/IMPACT should contact Robert McKenzie, Jr. directly at 731-217-9081 or via email at

For more information on RDA/IMPACT visit their web site at  or contact Melisa Jolls at 908-251-5713 or email:

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