LEADING BY INNOVATION

Celebrating 20 years this month, ProColor Collision accelerates its expansion across Canada with a strong focus on technology and franchise development “If you are not where you want to be, do not quit, instead reinvent yourself and change your habits.” – Motivational speaker Eric Thomas. ProColor Collision perhaps lives and breathes this vision. Over the […]

THE TALENT OF TOMORROW

Fix Network hosts Trades Experience Day for Tropicana graduating class On September 9, Fix Network hosted its first-ever Trades Experience Day at the company’s state-of-the-art Training Centre in Milton, Ontario. Part of Fix Network’s mission to promote the automotive aftermarket and its associated career opportunities, the event hosted the graduating class of Tropicana Community Services […]

THE KEYS TO SUCCESSFUL STAFFING

Seven tips to secure top talent Story by MADDY KYLIE Welcome to the Canadian aftermarket, where the average age of the collision repair technician is 49, and the average age of the apprentice is 29. In other words, the nation’s skills shortage has situated the industry in desperate times. Pile on a pandemic and the […]

THE GAME OF WORK

It’s all about fueling the fun Column by TOM BISSONNETTE … CONTINUED FROM Issue 20#3 We still had our share of challenges getting the new shop up and running at Dodge City. People were getting used to working with each other, equipment still needed to be set up and required training. Production systems and administrative […]

EVALUATING EXPECTATIONS

You know what they say about assumptions Column by JAY PERRY Believe it or not, there is a solution to frustration you experience as a businessowner. It may be simple, but it’s by no means easy. When you look at any problem the best approach to a solution always involves an evaluation of the background—the […]

TIME TO CELEBRATE WE ARE OEM CERTIFIED

So…now what? Column by STEFANO LIESSI As with many of you, part of my day involves a generally quick perusal of some social media sites, mainly LinkedIn and Instagram. The rest I generally feel contribute less than nothing, and at times such is the case for the two I mentioned, but that is a story […]

OPEN FOR BUSINESS

In some parts of Canada, hiring is no longer easy as 1-2-3 Story by BIANCA MATTIOZZI With the seemingly ever-present skills shortage looming over the industry, Canadian collision centres have been getting creative in attracting new staff to their businesses post-pandemic. 1. ALBERTA Although Canada’s automotive industry has been having difficulty hiring people, not all […]

AUTEL’S IA800: INTELLIGENT ADAS OPTICAL POSITIONING SYSTEM

When technicians speak about the calibration of Advanced Driver Assistance Systems words like accu-racy and precision are always used. Because they know just how sensitive the cameras, sensors and compo-nents of these systems are and that an improperly aligned component and/or one incorrectly calibrated can have dangerous consequences. True ADAS calibration professionals realize that every […]

THE EVOLUTION OF AUTOMOTIVE MARKETING

How Looking Back Can Drive Change Column by VENESSA DI VITO Despite working in the industry for almost 20 years, I have never taken the time to look back and observe how far we have come and how much we have evolved over such a short period. When I began writing this article, my research […]

CHANGE

Coping with the only constant in collision repair Column by CHELSEA STEBNER Change; if you’re green you’re growing—if you’re ripe, you’re rotten. It’s a silly saying but it’s true. Another tried-and-true cliché: if the rate of change on the outside is greater than the rate of change on the inside, then the end is near. […]