ATTAINING PRODUCTION PERFECTION

Production is about relationships and quality In the pre-covid era, many of us would book vacation time in the southern hemisphere to get a taste of the “good life”; however, in 1994 Tanesh Persaud decided to leave Guyana, and try to attain a “better life” in Canada. Possessing hands on experience in the automotive realm, […]

TEMPTING TOP TALENT

With spring comes the season of hope. However, it also presents a host of new graduates—students that are the ready for hiring in Canada’s collision repair sector. Looking to hire young talent in today’s climate? Collision Repair sat down with new autobody students working in the field to learn what they were looking for when […]

HOPIN’ FOR BUSINESS

Collision repair businesses report dismal start to 2021 BY MAX REID Since February 2020, 71.5 percent of collision businesses have laid off staff members. If your business experienced a grim start to 2021, you’re far from alone. According to Collision Repair magazine’s recent survey results, 73.4 percent of respondents say their collision repair businesses are […]

TOMORROW’S TECHS

The state of the modern autoshop class BY DAVID DICENZO “Trades were seen as dirty jobs and parents didn’t want to get their kids involved. But now there’s a realization this is high-tech stuff, that it’s not just turning wrenches.” – Matthew Lyle, head of technical education, GCVI “I always say that if you invest […]

Q&A – LIFTING THE STANDARD

The endless work ethic of Koos Reineking When a young Koos Reineking entered his first bodyshop in Delfzijl, Holland, he certainly never anticipated he’d one day be an integral figure to the trade—let alone across the ocean in Canada. Koos has held a bevy of roles in the industry, starting as a technician and transitioning […]

EV/AV Report: April 12, 2021

Toronto, Ontario – In this week’s electric and autonomous vehicle report, Chevrolet announced the future home of the new electric Silverado pickup, Communauto is expanding their electric fleet in Canadian cities and drivers in Saskatchewan are upset over what they are calling an unfair EV tax.  EV Truck Race Amping Up Quickly becoming one of […]

Border Boost: Federal government considers exempting auto workers from U.S.-Canada border closure

Ottawa, Ontario — Officials on Parliament Hill are considering expanding the categories of essential workers allowed to travel across the Canada-U.S. border. Foreign Affairs Minister Marc Garneau told a parliamentary committee Thursday that could mean allowing technicians in the integrated auto industry to be considered essential workers for cross-border purposes. “We are specifically talking about different groups […]

On Track: ICBC says drivers should receive cheques by end of April

Victoria, British Columbia — British Columbian motorists are on track to receive their COVID-19 rebate cheque from ICBC by the end of this month. All 2.86 million cheques are expected to be mailed for those who are eligible. The Crown insurer began mailing small batches of rebate cheques two weeks ago. As of Thursday, approximately […]