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COLLISION REPAIR 20#3

At long last, the first days of summer have arrived—and along with them, a brand new issue of Collision Repair magazine!
 
Kick-off your summer reading with this issue’s cover story, featuring General Manager Raj Johal and his 12-strong team at Craftsman Collision Delta in B.C., where Raj delves into the details of running a forward-thinking collision repair facility; plus, learn more about the deal with OEM seals from Leanne Jeffries (Certified Collision Care), Andrew Shepherd (I-CAR Canada), CSN 427 and CSN Zenetec Collision; celebrate a special anniversary for Marcel’s Collision and the Mariers and much, much more! 

PUBLISHER'S PAGE

By Darryl Simmons
Publisher, Collision Repair Magazine

A SUMMER
TO REMEMBER

A new start is on our horizons

“Change is painful, but it is evident. It’s the only thing
you can count on being consistent.”

NEWS

A WRECKLESS WORLD

Your job is safe in the crash-free future BY ALLISON ROGERS What does a collision-free

Take The Throne

Wally Dingman steps down as ARC chairman, Dalbert Livingstone to step into role BY ALLISON

United Front

(AIA Canada) Your Car. Your Data. Your Choice. campaign aims to raise awareness about vehicle

PEOPLE ON THE MOVE

ADAM CEIFETS | DRIVEN BRANDS CANADA CARSTAR has announced Adam Ceifets has been appointed vice

REGIONAL NEWS

NEWS IN BRIEF

TOWING NEWS

TOW-TAL CONTROL The Ontario government is looking to introduce legislation that seeks to “strengthen the

RECYCLING NEWS

BRIGHTER DAYS The resilience of the global recycling industry was showcased at the Institute of

Business News

FIVE ALIVE CSN Collision Centres signed five new locations in April. The additions come as

Technology News

WELDING THE WAY CSN Owen Sound (VR) has just expanded its toolkit to include the

Insurance News

A MASS-IVE STATEMENT The Alliance of Automotive Service Providers of Massachusetts (AASP-MA) has issued a

Industry Insights

DOUBLE WHAMMY A Nova Scotia Supreme Court judge has more than doubled a fine imposed

INDUSTRY INSIGHTS

Klein On Claims

SGI introduces new position to improve communication between the company and the auto repair industry

COAST TO COAST

Summer 2021 could be a busy one BY MADDY KYLIE A survey conducted by the

COLUMNS

Be Like Brayden

Work ethic opens doors BY CHELSEA STEBNER June celebrates fathers—something this industry has quite a

THE ASTECH APPROACH

Repairify (asTech) President Cris Hollingsworth on what’s ahead BY MAX REID Whether it be as

ADVERTORIAL

Good ‘Ol Giard

Bob Giard reflects on his career and contributions Bob Giard has been a cornerstone of

Know Your Stuff

Providing proper repairs doesn’t have to be a labyrinth—hold strong Insurer-repairer relations can be a

PROFILES

A Budding Partnership

BY MAX REID To try and find any comparison to the dynamic duo that is Sarah Budd and Tim Schuster

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ION SPOT ANTI-STATIC GUN

The Ion Spot is a tool designed for the painter who wants to eliminate static electricity from any material that is being readied for painting.The tool works on compressed air only, has no electrical input, no batteries, no charging devices. It can be used on all surfaces where electrostatic discharge is a problem – plastic, aluminum, or steel!The Ion Spot will remove static electricity from the workpiece for up to 40 minutes, though ideally, painting should be done within 15 minutes of application. Removing the static electrical charge from the workpiece keeps dust and other particles from collecting on the ‘to be painted’ surface and providesa cleaner and smoother finished painted surface.

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.

AIROPOWER 53 MINI FRAME MACHINE

Airopower is a pneumatic 5.25 tons push and pull ram that eliminates the problems of leaking porta powers yet is far more versatile. Operated with one hand or the included remote cable it is much easier to use. 60% of the repairs you are currently using your frame machine or floor system for can be completed using the Airopower with the optional 53 – piece accessory kit for a fraction of the cost or floor space. By bracing off the strong areas of the vehicle and pushing the weak damaged area, sheet metal can be restored in many cases in less time than it takes to get the car on the bench or the P4 system. Faster than setting up a second puller, Airopower System complements any brand of frame machine.

JOIN CAR-REP 2K REVOLUTION!

World’s first 2K with unlimited potlife Car-Rep’s 2K products deliver professional quality 2-component performance without mixing or activation. Featuring patented Wise 2K® technology the products are always ready to use with a deactivated hardener and resin packed in the same compartment. The hardener is activated when sprayed, which means you can use the product repeatedly till the can is empty. Car-Rep 2K delivers exceptional value for professional smart repair with savings up to 50% – no paint losses, no premixing and no cleaning. Product line-up includes polyurethane clear coats and epoxy-based primers, fillers, and top coats. Genuine 2K quality: chemical and fuel resistance, corrosion and scratch resistance and exceptional adhesion as easy as 1K spray paint.

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.

3M™ PERFORMANCE
INDUSTRIAL SPRAY GUN

Lightweight and easy to use, the 3M™ Performance Spray Gun was built for the modern painter. With a large fan pattern and excellent transfer efficiency this spray gun delivers on the premium performance you expect but with smarter clean-up. Made from an impact-resistant composite, it is one of the lightest spray guns in the industry yet durable enough for today’s professional painters.

A LEADING PROVIDER OF REMOTE DIAGNOSTIC SOLUTIONS AND SERVICES TO THE COLLISION INDUSTRY

The asTech Remote Diagnostic Device uses OEM factory scan tools to search for, identify and resolve the diagnostic, electronic, and computer related trouble codes resulting from collisions. This device has been noted to improve efficiency in automotive repair shops by helping control severity, improve cycle times, reduce loss of use, meet more guaranteed completion dates, secure better results for the DRP partners and loyal customers all while keeping the car in the production lane at the repair facility. asTech Master Technicians can service many trouble codes remotely and provide real-time assistance to shop technicians at the vehicle when needed.

OPTIMIZE SHOP PRODUCTION
AND COMMUNICATION WITH CARBEAT®

Seeking to maximize efficiency in your body shop? If the answer is yes, meet Carbeat. It helps you optimize your body shop’s production and communication flow, and so much more. Carbeat is a patented software system combined with a large digital touch-screen that is customized to suit your business, operated by your own associates. As an interactive tool, CarBeat provides a detailed look at your production in each independent phase of the repair. Plus, with built-in departmental analysis and reporting of cycle times and bottlenecks, it helps you better control production and process flow and increases your shop’s profitability and efficiency.

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