Algonquin auto body students offered insight on future of collision repair industry

Myers CARSTAR Collision manager Shawn Jamieson visited students enroled in the advanced level of the Auto Body Repairer program at Algonquin College recently to offer some insight on the future of the collision repair industry. Pictured above is the main body shop at the Ottawa-based school.

By Mike Pickford Ottawa, Ontario — August 17, 2016 — With much of Canada’s collision repair industry currently suffering through a slight skilled-labour shortage, there has been an added impetus placed on transitioning promising potential professionals out of the classroom and into the work place. Keeping with what has become an annual trend, post-secondary institutions […]

Shurhold Industries introduces the One Bucket System

Cutaway views of the One Bucket System, including the optional Bucket Base.

By Mike Davey Palm City, Florida — August 17, 2016 — Shurhold Industries made a bold claim in 2015 when the company introduced what it called the “World’s Best Bucket.” The company has recently raised the stakes even further, introducing its new One Bucket System for use in detailing or the wash bay. We’ve got […]

New ownership at CARSTAR Kenora

A rendering of CARSTAR Kenora. The facility is currently undergoing updates to its exterior.

Hamilton, Ontario — August 17, 2016 — CARSTAR Kenora is now under new ownership. The collision centre has recently been passed on from CARSTAR franchise partner Wayne Franz to Pete Scheibler. The facility is located in Kenora, Ont.    CARSTAR Kenora has been a part of the CARSTAR network for almost 20 years. A statement […]

Creating classic tape shading effects with Mitch Lanzini

Mitch Lanzini of Lanzini Body Works creates a tape effect. Check out the video below for more on this procedure.

Huntington Beach, California — August 17, 2016 — You may recognize Mitch Lanzini from his appearances on over 25 episodes of the TV program Overhaulin’. The show frequently has the crew complete a custom in a single week. While Lanzini can’t recommend that sort of pace for the daily grind, he is very proud of […]