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Thursday, 24 September 2015 21:45

Refinish Distributors Alliance Adds New Member in Arkansas

The Refinish Distributors Alliance (RDA) has added a new member Crow Burlingame, Inc. with headquarters in Little Rock Arkansas. With this addition, RDA grows their membership to cover 27 states.

Crow Burlingame, Inc. has been in business since 1919 and is based out of Little Rock, Arkansas. The company operates warehouse distribution out of Little Rock, AR, Tulsa, OK and Monroe, LA.

They support 13 PBE specialty stores operating under the name of Car Color. The warehouse also supports an additional 45 Bumper to Bumper Auto Stores that distribute PBE products out of their respective locations. In total, the company services 160 locations consisting of PBE specialty and Bumper to Bumper locations. The company carries the Axalta and PPG lines of automotive finishes.

Rick Del Donno is head of the PBE division for Crow Burlingame. He works in tandem with Tom Singleton, Vice President and General Manager of Crow Burlingame.

Del Donno said, "We are looking forward to networking and exchanging best practices with the RDA members which are the best and most innovative, forward thinking distributors in the industry.”

“We are excited to have Crow Burlingame as part of the RDA/IMPACT organization. I have known both of these gentlemen for many years and know they will add much insight and perspective regarding the common issues being addressed by RDA and of concern to all PBE distributors,” said Robert McKenzie Jr., Executive Director of RDA.

RDA has 19 members, representing over 200 locations. Members service over 4000 collision centers throughout the United States. The company represents a cross-section of all major refinish brands and do over $475 million in sales as a group, comprising around 17 percent 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 robertemckenzie@me.com

For more information on RDA/IMPACT visit their web site at www.impactcollisionsolutions.com or contact Melisa Jolls at 908-251-5713 or email: meljolls@earthlink.net 

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