Friday, 09 June 2017 17:57

Craftsman Collision Sees How It's Made at Pro Spot HQ

Pro SpotMay17 Demonstrating the PR 5 Rivet Gun system with special dies and extension



Pro Spot International, specializing in quality welding and repair products for the collision repair industry, proudly hosted the Craftsman Collision Management Team the week of June 5 at Pro Spot’s headquarters and manufacturing facility in Carlsbad, CA.

The managers of Craftsman Collision stopped by on their annual manager's conference to visit the Pro Spot Headquarters in Carlsbad, CA. They visited the facility to tour the manufacturing plant, check out new products and grab lunch with the Pro Spot team.


"Our team was extremely excited to see how our equipment is constructed and assembled and the new products being sold. The managers were able to see the innovation and quality built into the products to add confidence to our operations and quality of repair," said Rick Hatswell, Craftsman Collision Chief Operating Officer. Craftsman Collision was started in 1977 by Bill Hatswell. They have the largest family owned body shop chain in Canada, with 38 locations and counting.


"On the tour they were able to see how we make our products from start to finish. They saw where engineering designs the latest Pro Spot products, the machine shop and sheet metal shops that create the parts from scratch, all the way to final testing, shipping & training", explained Ashley Olsson, Pro Spot Director of Communications.


ProSpotMay17 demonstrating machining of parts for a Spot Weld Gun


After a renovation, Pro Spot added almost 10,000 sq feet to their plant and expanded their training classroom and workshop. "We were extra happy to host Craftsman Collision as they were the first to enjoy the new space we've designed for industry and product training" expressed Ashley. "A big thank you to Craftsman Collision and we welcome you back anytime!"


Pro Spot owns three patents for special welding equipment and applications, and works with the majority of the largest auto manufacturers in the world. Pro Spot’s Carlsbad-based turnkey facility includes design, engineering, machine and sheet metal shops, powder coating, assembly, training and technical support. The Pro Spot equipment line includes resistance spot welders, dent repair systems, pulse MIG welders, rivet guns, dust-free sanding systems, and more.

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