STORM WATCH

Mother Nature’s summer plans By ALLISON ROGERS I have recently developed a personal interest in the weather. Keeping eyes on weather radars, storm patterns and tracking systems as they approach my locale—I’d classify myself as a real hobbyist-in-training. My interest was furthered by Ontario’s recent whopper of a storm, which killed power at the Media […]

SEEING DOUBLE

There’s a new Pfaff Autoworks in town Story by ALLISON ROGERS What’s nearly 4,500 sq. m., smells brand-new and sparkles all over? The new Pfaff Autoworks location in Markham, Ontario, of course. The company now touts two collision repair facilities—the other in Vaughan, Ontario—in addition to a portfolio of dealerships across the southern tip of […]

BUILDING BRANDS WITH BOB LEIBEL

Reflecting on his career in bettering businesses Story by MAX REID As he closes the book on a long career working at the highest levels of our industry, devoting himself to the development of brand strategies that would prove foundational to the modern collision repair process, Bob Leibel has earned his time in the spotlight. […]

Shattering Stereotypes

Meghan McEwen is breaking down boundaries, mastering one skill at a time Story by KATE NG It wasn’t just the logo on the Mustang that caught Meghan McEwen’s eyes as a child. The aggressive curves of the 1999-2004 Mustang, drag racers on TV deploying parachutes and howling car engines were some of the memories that […]

FIFTY YEARS OF FAMILY OWNERSHIP

CEO Greg Morton on Dominion Sure Seal’s success Story by ALLISON ROGERS If one thing can be said of Dominion Sure Seal and its 50-year history, it’s that the Canadian-owned company has remained forward-thinking, rooted in quality and passionate about the betterment of our industry. Celebrating 50 years of business this summer, the Dominion Sure […]

THE HOME-FIELD ADVANTAGE

Supporting family and business are synonymous for Shellie Andrews Story by MAX REID There are some in our industry operating on the false principle that being good is good enough; that consistently clearing the bar when it is on its lowest rung is just fine. Then there are other shops, like CSN Dana’s Collision Centre […]

PEOPLE ON THE MOVE

TONY MCQUILLAN | TED GROUP Tony McQuillan has been named the National Director of Strategic Accounts and OEM Programs for the Ted Group. McQuillan will oversee national strategic account development, as well as support new programs and initiatives for all TED Group brands while ensuring alignment with OEM programs. McQuillan holds an Automotive Class A […]

THE TIPPING POINT

It’s time we put our heads together— for the greater good of the industry I recently made a heated argument against some restaurant service staff making a case they deserve larger tips due to a decrease in wages spurred by COVID. Pardon me? Did I just hear that right? Did they really think everyone else […]