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Color Compass Corporation has joined the Wesco Group

Thursday, October 11, 2018 - 07:00
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LYNNWOOD, Wash. – Wesco Group, a leading paint, body and equipment distributor in the Western U.S., is pleased to announce that Color Compass Corporation has joined the Wesco family of companies. 

Color Compass—the leading PBE distributor in Western Canada, which includes the businesses of White & Peters, Chase, Rocky Mountain, Carlson and PBE Distributors—operates 15 stores selling to body shops, 3 equipment divisions, and 5 paint body and equipment warehouses selling to jobbers. The combined Wesco Group of companies now sells and services from over 70 stores, 12 distribution centers, and 9 equipment divisions in the western United States and most of Canada. This makes Wesco Group one of the largest privately held PBE distributors in North America. 

Gord Milford, as President of Color Compass, along with his management team will continue to lead the Color Compass business. Color Compass’s goal is to continue to grow in the Canadian market organically and through acquisition. Mr. Milford said “Wesco was a natural fit for Color Compass. Wesco takes the same approach as we do of being very employee, customer and supplier focused.” 

Lloyd White, CEO of the Wesco Group, said “We are excited to welcome the Color Compass family of companies. The combination of these two companies will benefit our customers, our employees, and our vendors alike. We are confident this partnership will create additional opportunities to accelerate the many growth initiatives already underway. We are thrilled with this opportunity.” 

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