LOOK UP

Leave the Scrooge attitude in 2021 By ALLISON ROGERS It’s the most wonderful time of the year! At least, two years ago, that’s what we would’ve been crooning without a question of whether it rang true. Now, instead, we are bloated with challenges brought on by COVID: material increases, material shortages, rental car woes, wonky […]

SIGNED, SEALED, DELIVERED

Collision repairers give the grades to Canadian insurers Story by ALLISON ROGERS The relationship between collision repairers and insurance adjusters is a lot like a peanut butter-and-jelly sandwich. The insurers are the peanut butter, while the repairers bring the sweet skills to the mix as the jelly. A PB and J sans jelly just doesn’t […]

PARTS PAINS

Navigating the shortages, together Story by MAX REID About two years ago, collision centres across Canada found themselves in limbo. Facilities were full of technicians, looking to work but there was little to be found. Today the industry finds itself in a new limbo: pre-COVID repair volume has returned to the industry, and yet the […]

PEOPLE ON THE MOVE

SCOTT TUCKER | UNI-SELECT Scott Tucker was named the new general manager of the paint, body and equipment (PBE) group for Uni-Select in mid-November. He will be responsible for managing the operations of Uni-Select’s PBE group, which includes FinishMaster stores, Plastique Royal and relationships with Uni-Select’s members. He will also work closely with the company’s […]

COLLISION CAMARADERIE

Story by ALLISON ROGERS If Canada’s collision repair community can be defined in a single trait, it’s surely the sector’s demonstrated ability to come together in times of need. A GoFundMe has been launched on behalf of Wayne James, former director of operations for Maaco Canada and current director of operations for AutoQuip Canada, who […]

NO PLACE LIKE HOME

Nursing the seeds of Indigenous industry Story by MAX REID The history of North American industry runs along a thin moral line. For many of the great works of industry and infrastructure we can point to across this land, we risk casting a shadow on those who toiled in service of that work and would […]

TO 2022, AND BEYOND!

Give the gift of wisdom this holiday season By DARRYL SIMMONS Well, folks, another year for the history books. It may not have been the most stellar year on record, but we certainly made the best of it. One thing we can undoubtedly be happy about is the resurgence of industry trade shows. Oh, how […]