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COLLISION REPAIR 21#1

The first Collision Repair magazine of 2022 is here—and if you’re looking to set goals this year, it’s a must-read. 
 
With a focus on trends in 2022 and a steady return to more normal repair volumes, this issue is jam-packed with insights for the year—including what tools, practices and training you should be prioritizing to keep ahead of the curve. See what Canadian consolidators are dominating the market in the annual Romans Group report; witness the automotive hues your painters are sure to be spraying more of this year and beyond; learn the ins and outs of offering heavy-duty collision repair and much, much more. 
 
Plus, learn the headstrong story of this issue’s cover stars: the team at CARSTAR Parksville, where sibling rivalry doesn’t exist. Sister-and-brother Sari and Mark Descoteau are continuing their father, Al’s legacy of providing quality, caring collision repairs to the Parksville, B.C. locale. 
 
Check out all these stories and MORE below! 

PUBLISHER'S PAGE

By Darryl Simmons
Publisher, Collision Repair Magazine

DUCKS IN A ROW

The perfect time for planning is the present

“AS AN INDUSTRY, WE’RE ALWAYS PREACHING THE IMPORTANCE OF TRAINING FOR TECHNICIANS AND PAINTERS, BUT THERE’S NO REASON EDUCATION SHOULD BE LIMITED TO THE BACK OF THE SHOP. ISN’T THERE SOMETHING YOU’VE ALWAYS WANTED TO LEARN?”

NEWS

UNDER PRESSURE

WHILE FEW ARE FOND OF THE STORMS CANADA HAS WITNESSED IN RECENT MONTHS, THE COLLISION

BUILDING A NAME

Cole was one of three Battle of the Builders participants to receive a Golden Ticket,

TALKS ON THE TABLE

Round two of Canadian Right to Repair Time for round two—a Canadian Right to Repair

MIGHTY MACHINES

The grind of heavy-duty collision repair Story by MAX REID For most drivers, their thoughts

ENJOY YOUR STAY

Sibling duo Sari and Mark Descoteau bring hospitality to collision repair Story by MAX REID

PEOPLE ON THE MOVE

AMIR FARROKH | SkillsCanada National Technical Committee for Autobody Repair Amir Farrokh, a technical trainer

DUCKS IN A ROW

The perfect time for planning is the present By DARRYL SIMMONS And not a minute

REGIONAL NEWS

REGIONAL NEWS | QUEBEC

PRESSURE’S ON Propulsion Qu bec has released a study to “analyze the feasibility of implementing

atlantic

REGIONAL NEWS | ATLANTIC

NEO SCOTIA Nova Scotia’s population passed the one-million-mark in December and the province is riding

regional news

ALBERTA | REGIONAL NEWS

CATALYTIC ETCH-A-SKETCH Alberta is taking aim at rising catalytic converter thefts via new legislation that

NEWS IN BRIEF

OEM NEWS

SCAR PARTS In early December, Toyota issued a call for all-hands-on-deck to fight against the

INSURANCE NEWS

While Wyllie and Kennedy both anticipate further claims to surface, ICBC maintains that it is

TECHNOLOGY NEWS

No more gaming on the go, says Tesla. The company will soon drop an over-the-air

RECYCLING NEWS

ARPAC CEO Simon Matte has shared four comments with Environment Canada on electrification in the

INDUSTRY NEWS

According to the  quit  AssociationThis year’s most stolen vehicle in Canada is the Ford F-series

TOWING NEWS

The Ford tow manual says to hook in front of the control arms and tie-down

INDUSTRY INSIGHTS

ROMANS REPORT

Highlights from A 2020 Profile of the Evolving U.S. and Canadian Collision Repair Marketplace In

TAKING ATTENDANCE

Collision repair industry weighs the peril of in-person events Story by ALLISON ROGERS After hosting

CHARGED OPINIONS

When it comes to EVs, everybody’s got something to say —but what do you really

FEWER SHADES OF GREY

AUTOMOTIVE COLOUR TRENDS IN 2022 Monochrome tones remain king—but not among consumers Story by KATE

BUCKLE UP

The trends and trials to expect in 2022 Welcome to 2022—it’s set to be a

COLUMNS

POWERING THROUGH

In today’s times, it’s all about perspective Column by CHELSEA STEBNER We’re two years into

STAY OR GO

Knowing your worth is key in either scenario Column by NANCY ROLLAND www.focusbankers.com The pandemic

MIXING IT UP

Try something new and learn a thing or two Column by TOM BISSONNETTE … CONTINUED

ADVERTORIAL

SELFLESS SACRIFICE

Success is not a straight path—ask Jamie Gray At the end of 2021, Assured Automotive

INNOVATING AHEAD

Sylvain Seguin (left) and Steve Leal are keen to increase Fix Network’s footprint across Canada.

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FINDING A NEW CAREER HAS NEVER BEEN EASIER

ORIGINAL EQUIPMENT MANUFACTURED RECYCLED ENGINES

At LKQ, our recycled engines are drained of all fluids during the dismantling process, prepped, washed and visually inspected for damage. Our Recycled Engines come with a standard 6 Month Warranty or extend the warranty with an Optional Service Agreement. For more information contact your local LKQ location. Call 866-557-2677 or visit LKQCanada.ca/en

ACCUVISION 3D MEASURING SYSTEM

Quick – Simple – Accurate. With no moving parts, lasers, targets, adaptors, magnets, arms, extensions, wires, Wi-Fi, or Bluetooth, there is also no calibration needed making it the “Quickest, simplest and most accurate 3D measuring system in the world.” The Accuvision 3D is durable, versatile, universal, mobile, and user friendly, saving you time and money. Everything you need for measuring and alignment can be done easily with the Accuvision 3D measuring system. Reserve now at 1-800-465-5875 or accuvision-3D.com

PULL UP! REPAIR SYSTEM LINE

Spanesi ’s PULL UP! Repair Systems offer the flexibility any collision repair facility needs to accomplish cosmetic and structural repairs. The PULL UP! incorporates various size suction cups and glue to restore the shape of damaged steel and aluminum panels. Repairs are performed using slide hammers or an optional electro-puller tool. The PULL UP! comes in Light, Standard, and Full packages. Each package is designed to meet the rigorous requirements of collision repair professionals.

EUROPEAN TECHNOLOGY
ACRYLIC LACQUER PAINT
  • Superior Formulation
  • Rapid-Drying
  • Multi-Surface Adhesion
  • Eight-Minute Recoat
  • Anytime
  • Five-Ball Mix Technology
  • Acetone—Instead Of Heavy, Harsh Solvents

 

Call Rexall at 1-844-500-2436
for more information!

DRYING ROBOT WITH IR
AND UV TECHNOLOGY

FlyDry robot is ideal for paint preparation and smart repair. It quickly dries any type of paint, primer and body filler. FlyDry can be equipped with 2 technologies, IR and UV, to dry all coatings, and with its automatic vertical and horizontal movements it dries any part of the vehicle, with its large drying surface. Symach Technology is EV Ready. Symach’s Drytronic infrared drying technology is particularly recommended for drying paint on Electric Vehicles (EV’s); it focuses energy to the painted surface avoiding any excess heat to Electric batteries and vehicle’s electronics.

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