Survey: Majority of respondents believe a non-technical education is valuable

The number of survey respondents who attended a college program for autobody repair isn’t surprising. What may surprise some people are the number of survey respondents who have education in non-technical areas and business degrees.

By Mike Davey Hamilton, Ontario — July 11, 2017 — Collision repair is a business that demands continuous education, but much of this is through upgrade courses, or in some cases by learning on the job. Collision Repair magazine’s latest survey focused on the levels of formal education achieved by readers. Collision Repair magazine runs […]

PPG to release EC520 En-V High Production Clearcoat

According to PPG, EC520 features an advanced resin technology that is highly compatible with waterborne basecoats. The company also noted that new clearcoat has been engineered to ensure easy use, enhance productivity and yield consistent high-level results.

Strongsville, Ohio — July 11, 2017 — PPG announced that it will soon launch its EC520 En-V High Production Clearcoat. According to PPG, this is a new innovative clearcoat designed specifically for use over Envirobase High Performance basecoat. PPG stated that the EC520 is formulated for application in all markets, including Canada, and the new […]

John Norris wins OCOT Prize of Excellence

John Norris holding the OCOT Prize of Excellence. From left: David Tsubouchi (Registrar & CEO), John Norris, Catherine Poultney (Chair , Motive Power Divisional Board) and Pat Blackwood (Chair, Board of Governors)

By Erin McLaughlin Toronto, Ontario — July 11, 2017 — John Norris, Executive Director of CIIA, received the 2017 inaugural Ontario College of Trades Award of Excellence. This prize acknowledges both the work he has done with Collision Industry Information and Assistance (CIIA), and CIIA’s efforts to both enhance apprenticeship completion and help working techicians […]