Valley Line-X is now officially open for business and held its open house on April 9. It was a wonderful day for co-owners Lorne Edmonds and Margaret Edmonds, Regional Sales Manager John Dallaire, co-owners Karen Symington and John Symington. (Photo by Patricia Leboeuf, Petawawa Post)

Valley Line-X hosts open house to mark official grand opening

Community News

By Patricia Leboeuf

Posted on Thursday, April 21, 2016

Offering the community a sneak peak into its inner workings, Valley Line-X in Petawawa held its grand opening April 9.

The automotive coating and glass business has been officially open since Jan. 10, but preferred to wait until the warmer weather to have its open house. People were invited to learn all about the business, view its showroom and speak to the owners. “It introduces us to the community,” said co-owner John Symington.

“I think it is cool just to meet the customers and get to connect,” added co-owner Margaret Edmonds. “I think it is part of customer service, which is one of the big things that we try to accomplish. At Line-X, we don’t just sell products, we don’t just spray a product into a bed liner. It’s a personalized service.”

As an international company, Line-X works with truck bed liners, residential homes, light and commercial industrial, as well as security and defence. The local speciality, however, lies in vehicles, particularly spray-coating truck beds. “We do everything for your vehicle, either to protect it or to maintain it or to make it look better,” noted Symington.

As well as an opportunity to tour the brand new facility, people were given a free aquapel windshield treatment with every service booked and received prizes and giveaways. There was a car wash and BBQ on location with proceeds going to the St. Joseph’s Food Bank. “It’s the greatest need and it’s always a great place to start in the community,” said Edmonds about the donation.

The team does work hard at figuring out what the local needs are so they can build a relationship with the clients and integrate itself into the community. There are currently four employees, but the owners hope to hire more people as the need arises. “Our biggest goal here is to grow our glass business: Uniglass (Plus Ziebart)” said Symington.

Vallex Line-X is one of three sister companies, with the other two in Ottawa. To open in the area, the owners had to build an entirely new building, which is located at 2827 Petawawa Blvd. “This is such a great community and we are happy to be here,” said Edmonds.