UNDER PRESSURE

WHILE FEW ARE FOND OF THE STORMS CANADA HAS WITNESSED IN RECENT MONTHS, THE COLLISION REPAIR INDUSTRY MUST ADMIT IT’S BEEN GOOD FOR BUSINESS. Don’t let your stress get the best of you Winter may not be every collision repairer’s favourite season, but it sure is a profitable one. The words of one collision repairer […]

BUILDING A NAME

Cole was one of three Battle of the Builders participants to receive a Golden Ticket, which won him transportation and accommodation to SEMA and a spot in the Young Guns competition. Chelsie Lesnoski and Cole Marten Story by ALLISON ROGERS A collision repairer for more than 35 years, Chelsie Lesnoski’s father never wanted her to […]

TALKS ON THE TABLE

Round two of Canadian Right to Repair Time for round two—a Canadian Right to Repair bill has been tabled after Brian Masse, an NDP member of parliament representing the Windsor West riding in Ontario, introduced a private member’s bill on the topic on February 4. If passed, the bill would ensure proper tools and parts […]

MIGHTY MACHINES

The grind of heavy-duty collision repair Story by MAX REID For most drivers, their thoughts on trucking and buses don’t often extend much past the best ways to avoid them on the road—out of a justified concern for personal safety, mind you. These vehicles are, obviously, extremely heavy. In saying that, heavy vehicles are almost […]

ENJOY YOUR STAY

Sibling duo Sari and Mark Descoteau bring hospitality to collision repair Story by MAX REID There is something magnetic about Parksville, British Columbia. At the beaches it can often be hard to tell where the shoreline ends, and the ocean begins. Small changes in the elevation cause the white sand to poke through the surface […]

PEOPLE ON THE MOVE

AMIR FARROKH | SkillsCanada National Technical Committee for Autobody Repair Amir Farrokh, a technical trainer at Fix Network’s Blainville, Qu bec, training centre has been named the new chairman for the SkillsCanada National Technical Comittee for Autobody Repair. In the role, Farrokh will help to develop a testing framework for identifying talented autobody students and […]

DUCKS IN A ROW

The perfect time for planning is the present By DARRYL SIMMONS And not a minute too soon, 2021 is in our rear-view mirror. From all accounts it was a challenging time, but most repairers weathered the storm and are ready for the year ahead. Interesting times ahead for sure. But we’ve been warned before about […]