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COLLISION REPAIR 20#2

Spring is in the air! The birds are singing, tulips are blooming, the temp is rising and a brand new issue of Collision Repair mag is hot off the presses! 
 
Catch this issue’s cover star Jeff Hampshire, the dedicated manager of CCS Southgate Volkswagen and the story of his long-term team’s success; a glimpse into the life and career of Koos Reineking, industry legend and current performance manager for Lift Auto Group; the inside scoop on I-CAR Canada’s new electric vehicle courses and much, much more inside the latest issue!

PUBLISHER'S PAGE

By Darryl Simmons
Publisher, Collision Repair Magazine

OUR STORY
IS YOUR STORY

For the last 20 years we’ve covered a lot of ground together

“For the past two decades we purposely chose to focus
on the people of the industry.”

NEWS

CONFIRMED BY COVID

Rob Rainwater, Mike Kunkel and Lee Worman of Profit Team Consulting will be hosting bi-weekly

HER OWN WAY

The drivers behind Dara Carpenter’s success BY JULIA LLOYD “Mistakes have the power to make

COLLISIONS AND COVID-19

The up-and-down drama of 2020’s claims counts BY ALLISON ROGERS As the roller coaster of

IN TODAY’S AGE

SkillsOntario takes trades promotion online BY MAX REID Last year saw the collision industry endure

ELECTRIC EVALUATIONS

Andrew Shepherd gives insight on I-CAR’s new courses BY MAX REID With automakers the world

REGIONAL NEWS

REGIONAL NEWS | ATLANTIC

RENEWABLE REBATES Nova Scotia Premier Iain Rankin has announced $9.5 million in rebates to help

REGIONAL NEWS | QUEBEC

BIENVENUE, CSN MARTIN CSN Collision Centres has officially made their first moves into the Quebec

ONTARIO | REGIONAL NEWS

ACCIDENT INSIGHTS The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) have released collision and fatality data for 2020,

REGIONAL NEWS | ALBERTA

WILD WEST Albertans, check your keys; a new report from HelloSafe.ca shows that the province

NEWS IN BRIEF

TECHNOLOGY NEWS – CRM 20#2

LIGHT WORK A partnership between Canadian auto parts manufacturer Magna International and material and chemical

OEM NEWS – CRM 20#2

A MANDATORY MOVE BMW Collision Program Manager Jonathan Inzano is reminding collision repairers that pre-

INDUSTRY INSIGHTS

TEMPTING TOP TALENT

With spring comes the season of hope. However, it also presents a host of new

HOPIN’ FOR BUSINESS

Collision repair businesses report dismal start to 2021 BY MAX REID Since February 2020, 71.5

TOMORROW’S TECHS

The state of the modern autoshop class BY DAVID DICENZO “Trades were seen as dirty

COLUMNS

HOLD STRONG, FORGE ON

We are amid a technical tsunami, of which only the most powerful collision centres will

THE POWER OF PARR

The limits are endless with great people by your side BY TOM BISSONNETTE “I saw

HELD TO ACCOUNT

Looking to improve? Take responsibility BY JAY PERRY The end game of accountability is to

REFLECT AND REBUILD

It’s time we bring trust back to the trade BY CHELSEA STEBNER Trust—or lack of

SHIFTING GEARS

A year into the pandemic, shopowners get creative in boosting bottom lines BY DIANNE PARK

SETTING PACE

What is top production—and how do you achieve it? BY DAVID DICENZO Numbers are important

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SATA SANITIZATION KART

AN ALL IN ONE SOLUTION

The SATA Sanitization Kart combines a spray gun, breathing & filtration equipment, hoses, RPS cups and a compressor. It can be configured with a variety of packages, including a 250 psi/2.5 hp compressor that can power two spray guns and a 160 psi/5.0 hp compressor that can handle a SATA air vision 5000 breathing protection system and a single spray gun. The entire package is mounted on a highly maneuverable tri-wheeled dolly allowing easy transportation.

SHERWIN-WILLIAMS SUNFIRE PRO

A HARDWORKING AND COMPLETE REFINISH SYSTEM

Everything you need to deliver on finish: basecoat technologies to fit the repair plus single-stage options, industry-recognized primers/sealers and surfacers for adhesion, corrosion resistance, and sanding and filling properties, a mix bank rich in color (30+ toners) and effect (20 pearls), and tough clears. Clearcoat formulas range from a high-gloss show quality formulas to a matte option for specialty work and projects.

INNOVATIVE TOOLS
– SPRAY GUN CABINETS

Coming in May 2021 from Innovative Tools & Technologies will be locking spray gun cabinets. The door is designed to flip up and stay out of your way, and the digital cabinet lock will keep your expensive spray guns safe and secure. Inside the cabinet is able to hold up to six guns, and the deluxe model of the cabinet has an additional mounting bar underneath for holding three more spray guns with cups. Boasting heavy duty construction, a powder coat finish, and lifetime warranty, this cabinet embodies everything technicians have come to associate with Innovative Tools. Represented in Canada by Speciality Product Sales.

EUROVAC CENTRAL DUST EXTRACTION SYSTEM

If you are looking at multiple portable dustless sanding units, it is wiser to invest in one industrial central system. With the central unit installed in a remote location, noise is significantly reduced and floor space is maximized to create greater productivity. Each system is versatile in its function, capturing sanding dust at the source and is also used for vehicle detailing and general shop cleanups.

Eurovac also provides custom engineered layouts so that drops are located exactly where they are needed for maximum efficiency. So while Eurovac offers top of the line portables, it may be worthwhile to check out the benefits of a central system for your facility.

SPANESI TOUCH ELECTRONIC
MEASURING SYSTEM

The Touch electronic measuring system from Spanesi® performs repair diagnostics on any lift, bench, or surface. The Touch ensures that vehicles are returned to OEM specifications, all while generating a complete set of pre-repair and post-repair documentation. The Touch is outfitted with all the probes and extensions to reach the most difficult measuring points with ease. Utilizing the intuitive WinTouch software, the Touch provides measurements for vehicle frame and structural items, wheel alignment checks, user-added points (with accompanying photos), mechanical and suspension parts, and comparative measurements.

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