ON THE HUNT

What the kids are saying about collision repair Story by KATE NG Two dozen people file into the school hall, clipboards at the ready. They take their assigned seats; some nervously tap their pens while others nonchalantly count the planks in the ceiling. Except they’re not students—they’re employers in the autobody industry, looking for their […]

BUSINESS AT BUDDS

Budds’ Collision Services grows even bigger Story by ALLISON ROGERS The team at Budds’ Collision has been busy, to say the least. Amid pandemic slowdowns, Oakville, Ontario Budds’ Collision Services took time to complete long-planned renovations to its already-massive collision centre, adding a drive-thru estimate centre and plenty of square footage for breathing room. But […]

CHANNELING HUMAN NATURE

A mere ounce of care can make all the difference By ALLISON ROGERS This edition of Collision Repair was crafted with a particularly special focus on people. The original idea was to centre the issue around hiring and staff retention— think strategies to keep your staff around for decades—but that quickly shifted focus to a […]

BUILDING A LOCAL LANDMARK

Bassem Hijazi serves a fresh look on collision repair at Simplicity Car Care Montréal North Story by MAX REID There are few things that affect the course of our lives quite like the impressions left on us by family. Little else impacts the places we live, the opportunities we do and don’t take quite like […]

PEOPLE ON THE MOVE

MICHAEL PIPER | Uniban Canada Uniban Canada has announced the appointment of Michael Piper as vice president of development. Having spent many years in the collision repair industry, Piper brings a wide range of practical leadership experience, said Uniban. Piper entered the automotive industry through a leading Calgary dealership group. As vice president of development, […]

SPRING HAS SPRUNG

Put some pep in your step this season—there’s plenty of room to grow By DARRYL SIMMONS There’s something special about this time of year. As the snow finally melts and we get to head outside without coats and boots, it’s only natural to think about things growing. Despite the topsy-turvy circus across the globe, it’s […]