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 […]

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 […]

TAKE PRIDE IN YOUR PAINT BOOTH

When was the last time you did a deep-clean? Story by BIANCA MATTIOZZI   Les Heshka, the manager of Manitoba’s Eastside Collision Repairs knows dirt is a painter’s worst enemy. Rod Katchuck, the head painter at Bergen’s Auto Repair in Saskatchewan, says you can only rely on a clean booth to put out a clean […]

VIEWS FROM PARLIAMENT HILL

What a reformed Liberal government means for the automotive industry STORY BY ALLISON ROGERS Following a snap federal election, Canada has elected another Liberal minority government to—in Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s words—“finish the fight against COVID-19 and rebuild the shattered economy.” But what does the reformed Liberal government mean for the automotive industry? “finish the […]

RUNNING ON EMPTY

Nearly 95 percent of aftermarket believe Canada’s gas-powered sales goals are unrealistic STORY BY MAX REID With climate commitments furiously being put into place across governments of all levels over the past several years, Collision Repair wanted to hear from readers to see where the Canadian collision repair community stands on the Trudeau government’s recent […]

PEOPLE ON THE MOVE

SCOTT MEEHAN, FIX NETWORK Fix Network announced the appointment of Scott Meehan as Regional Vice President for Fix Network Quebec in late August. In his new role, Meehan—who touts 20+ years of experience as a strategic sales and customer relations leader, most recently with 3M Canada as Regional Sales Manager for Eastern Canada—will be responsible […]