Pat’s Driveline represented The Gear Centre Group of Companies at the CWSAA 50th Spring Conference. Pat’s Driveline Industrial attended the spring conference from April 24-25, 2018 at the Fairmont Chateau, Lake Louise.
The Gear Centre Group of Companies was one of more than 450 exhibitors at Truck World 2018 in Mississauga, ON. Canada’s National Truck Show provides the opportunity for visitors to see new products, keep on top of the latest trends and learn how to save time and minimize costs. The Gear Centre Group’s team of expert parts & powertrain specialists attended the show where they met with potential customers and networked with new and current vendors. As a member of the Meritor Authorized Rebuilder Network, The Gear Centre displayed one of their rebuilt Meritor differentials. Also on display was a remanufactured Volvo I-Shift automated transmission, Parker truck hydraulics and heavy truck driveshafts. The Gear Centre and Pat’s Driveline display also included Quality Gear products, The Gear Centre Group’s cost-effective aftermarket brand.
The Gear Centre and Pat’s Driveline attended the 44th annual Radical Speedsport Show at the Moncton Coliseum in Moncton, NB from April 13-15, 2018. Radical Speedsport is one of Canada’s largest high-performance motorsport expos and had over 300 street rods, street machines, custom cars, race cars, trucks and motorcycles on display.
The Gear Centre attended the 4th annual Motorama Custom Car & Motorsports Expo at The International Centre in Toronto from March 9-11, 2018. This show is the largest of its kind in Canada, featuring custom cars, hot rods, classics, rat rods, tuners & imports, exotics and racing vehicles.
Thank you to everyone who stopped by to ask about our Tremec T-56 on display and to check out our Show Specials on differential parts! Just mention promocode ‘Motorama18’ to earn your discount on limited-slips, ring & pinions, and bearing kits before August 31st.
Congratulations to Hitman Hotrods for their well-deserved Grand Champion award for their stunning ’56 Chev pickup, and a special mention to Binbrook Speed for their killer ’27 T coupe and ’37 pickup, which were our staffs’ favorites at the show.
The Gear Centre Group attended the South Country Co-Op AG Expo at the Exhibition Park in Lethbridge from February 28 – March 2. With freebies such as tote bags, pens and key chains as well as several exclusive prizes to be won in our lucky draw, booth 512 and 513 were very popular with attendees.
We would also like to congratulate the winners of our exclusive lucky draw prizes! The winners are:
Simon H. – External Battery
Melissa O. – External Battery
Paul H. – External Battery
James M. – Dana Spicer Shirt
Frank H. – Dana Spicer Shirt
John W. – Dana Spicer Jacket
Jason H. – $200 TGC/GCOH Credit
On Wednesday, December 13, The Gear Centre Group of Companies had the pleasure of visiting the Edmonton Garrison Military Family Resource Centre (MFRC) to help spread some Christmas cheer to the children of our military families. The Gear Centre Group recognizes the sacrifices that our military families make for our country.
The wonderful staff at the MFRC welcomed us and introduced us to the children. Santa joined us and had a special gift and treat bag for each of the 94 children. Their excitement and joy won’t soon be forgotten. It was a wonderful experience bringing holiday joy to so many smiling faces. It truly was one of the highlights of 2017.
We would like to thank all our customers and employees for their participation and support in this year’s TGCG Food Bank Drive. Company-wide we donated over 2, 600 items to local food banks, including $275 in cash. After the final count, our top three branches were Edmonton Administration, Fort McMurray (The Gear Centre, Pat’s Driveline) and Calgary (The Gear Centre, Pat’s Driveline, Hydra Steer and The Gear Centre Off-Highway). With an average of over 20 items per person, the top three branches donated to Edmonton’s Food Bank, the Wood Buffalo Food Bank Association and the Calgary Food Bank. Edmonton Administration Department will donate an additional $300 to the charity of their choice, the Fort McMurray branches will donate an additional $200 to the charity of their choice and The Calgary branches will be donating $100 to the charity of their choice. All donations will be made on behalf of The Gear Centre Group of Companies.
This year The Gear Centre Group of Companies is showing their support of the Canadian Armed Forces by donating Christmas gifts to the children of our military families at the Edmonton Garrison Military Family Resource Centre on December 13, 2017.
For over 25 years the Edmonton Garrison Military Family Resource Centre (MFRC) has been committed to enriching the lives of individuals and families in the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) through positive action, education and support.
Absences from family support systems, difficulties during deployments, solo parenting or coping with an injury or loss are realities for military families: realities which can have a significant impact on family well-being.
Established in 1989, the MFRC has been committed to supporting military families as they navigate these unique challenges through programs and services that enhance the strength and resilience of military families.
Between November 15, 2017, and December 13, 2017, The Gear Centre Group and our partner companies are running our Second Annual TGCG Food Bank Drive in support of our local food banks. Food collected at each branch will go to that city’s local food bank to help those in need in our community over the holidays.
One CAN make a difference with a small donation of food to help the 860,000 Canadians who use a food bank each month. Our branches will be supporting Edmonton’s Food Bank, Surrey Food Bank, Lethbridge Food Bank, Medicine Hat and District Food Bank, Calgary Food Bank, Red Deer Food Bank, Wood Buffalo Food Bank Association, The Mississauga Food Bank, Food Depot Alimentaire in Moncton, NB, and The Salvation Army in Grande Prairie.
To find a drop off location near you visit www.gearcentregroup.com/onecan
This year Pat’s Driveline had a driveshaft, built by our Pat’s Driveline branch in Surrey, displayed in the Neapco Components booth at The SEMA Show in Las Vegas, Nevada from October 31 to November 3, 2017. We were accompanied by some of the leading driveshaft shops in the USA.
With more than 70,000 domestic and international buyers, the SEMA show drew the brightest minds and hottest products to the Las Vegas Convention Centre for the 2017 SEMA show. This year’s show divided displays into 12 sections and the New Products Showcase introduced nearly 3,000 new parts, tools and components.