In May we celebrated reaching our 60 year milestone by having a party at our business. Around 130 guests joined us for this very special occasion including family, staff and business partners.
This February, we celebrate our 60th anniversary. Bridgman Street Panelbeaters was incorporated in 1957 by current owner operator Brent Johnston's father, Lerwick Johnston. Brent took the helm in 1982 and has overseen a major expansion of the business including a new purpose built spray facility, one of the largest in the country. Highlights include repainting the Otago Regional Rescue helicopter, Dunedin Town Hall clock and the interisland ferry!
Bridgman Street Panelbeaters has recently become certified as a Jaguar Landrover aluminium repairer. Certification involves exclusive training by Jaguar Landrover; meeting stringent quality control and resulting in the completion of the Level 4 Panelbeater qualification (the highest panelbeater qualification available). The repairer also must have a separate aluminium workshop to avoid metal reactivity between non-aluminium and aluminium vehicles. Bridgman Street Panelbeaters is one of only a handful of certified facilities in New Zealand.
Two vacancies have arisen at Bridgman Street Panelbeaters. We are looking for a fully qualified panelbeater and a fully qualified automotive refinisher. Candidates should be competent in all aspects of smash repairs and be motivated, hardworking and reliable with excellent communication skills. We offer the latest equipment, ongoing training, and good working conditions. If this sounds like you, please send a covering letter and CV to email@example.com or by post to PO Box 2119, South Dunedin 9044.
We are now using PPG's Envirobase paint, a waterbased system to help reduce our carbon footprint and give you peace of mind that, by choosing Bridgman St Panelbeaters for your repairs, you too are doing your bit for the Environment.
Vacancies have arisen at Bridgman Street Panelbeaters for Apprentices in our Panelbeating and Automotive refinishing departments. Duties will include all aspects of collision repair and automotive refinishing, with a focus on quality. We are looking for motivated and hardworking staff to join our existing friendly team Good conditions and ongoing training for the right people. If this sounds like you, please send your cv and application to firstname.lastname@example.org or by post to PO Box 2119, South Dunedin 9044.
Brent is off to the Big Smoke this week for some networking and Professional Development. At the Auckland-based event, he will be learning the latest industry technology. He'll be back on deck on Monday, full of new ideas to share with the team.
AS you know, the New WOF rules were announced this week, they will take effect from July 2014 or earlier..click here to read the MTA's take on the changes http://www.mta.org.nz/n3453.html
Not long now until "the Big Day". We are all looking forward to a bit of a break. Our last day of work will be the 21st December. There will be a skeleton staff back on deck from the 7th January, will all staff back on deck from the 14th January.