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COLLISION REPAIR 21#2

Haven’t you heard? The latest issue of Collision Repair mag is here!
 
With a special focus on skills and staff retention, this issue narrows in on ideas every business owner can learn from. Answer questions on how your business can attract the attention of talented new staff, learn retention advice from industry leaders, see how your centre’s apprenticeship stats measure up to facilities across Canada and much, much more—all in the latest issue of Collision Repair mag. 

PUBLISHER'S PAGE

By Darryl Simmons
Publisher, Collision Repair Magazine

SPRING HAS SPRUNG

Put some pep in your step this season—there’s plenty of room to grow

“It only takes a quick glance stateside to see the direction
being taken with regards to OEM parts and insurers as
the behemoths lay the groundwork for the battle for
control of the global collision repair marketplace.”

NEWS

ON THE HUNT

What the kids are saying about collision repair Story by KATE NG Two dozen people

BUSINESS AT BUDDS

Budds’ Collision Services grows even bigger Story by ALLISON ROGERS The team at Budds’ Collision

PEOPLE ON THE MOVE

MICHAEL PIPER | Uniban Canada Uniban Canada has announced the appointment of Michael Piper as

SPRING HAS SPRUNG

Put some pep in your step this season—there’s plenty of room to grow By DARRYL

REGIONAL NEWS

regional news

ALBERTA | REGIONAL NEWS

CELEBRATING CECILE Cecile Bukmeier, instructor at the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology and Bodyworx Professional

NEWS IN BRIEF

TOWING NEWS

SAFER SHOULDERS A new amendment to Alberta’s Traffic Safety Act will require drivers to slow

RECYCLING NEWS

CARI-ING ON Get your boots on because the Canadian Association of Recycling Industries is back

CAN YOU BELIEVE THIS?

THOROUGHLY SCRAMBLED In a prank gone wrong, a Nanaimo, British Columbia man was knocked unconscious

TECHNOLOGY NEWS

GO VENTLESS Ask any collision centre owner: nothing in the industry is free. Even air

OEM NEWS

SHEDDING SKIN In a move combining the legacy of the American muscle car with cutting-edge

INSURANCE NEWS

CASH FOR CRASH A recent survey from RATESDOTCA seems to indicate that a significant portion

BUSINESS NEWS

LORDCO’S AWARD HAUL Lordco Auto Parts claimed a host of honours at the recent PPG

INDUSTRY NEWS

ON THE LINE As the omicron wave of COVID-19 begins to subside and public health

INDUSTRY INSIGHTS

TAKE CONTROL OF CALIBRATIONS

Hunter’s equipment follows the OEM service procedures, references the vehicle direction of travel—the thrust line—for

RIGHT TO REPAIR

United States introduces legislation—what now? In early February, a U.S. bill labelled H.R. 6570 or

COLUMNS

BLIND SPOTS

Does your inner circle have your back? Column by JAY PERRY As humans we are

HIRE AWAY

Deciphering the secrets to successful job postings Column by VENESSA DI VITO Have you been

ADVERTORIAL

THE ‘NEXT NORMAL’

Taking stock of the Canadian collision repair business By SYLVAIN SEGUIN, EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT, FIX

EVENTS

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FINDING A NEW CAREER HAS NEVER BEEN EASIER

CROMAX® EZ

Cromax® EZ is a waterborne basecoat system that makes life simpler-without compromising the integrity of your craft. It’s easy to mix. Easy to match. Easy to apply. With less material consumption and essentially no flash time between basecoat and clearcoat, Cromax® EZ is designed to deliver better coverage and speed than competitive waterborne systems. It’s not just better for your customers, it’s better for your bottom line.

SPRAYMAX 1K E-COAT PRIMERS

SprayMax 1K E-Coat Primers are designed for direct to steel and aluminum applications. They are paintable, corrosion resistant and compatible with OM basecoats. Perfect for inner body panels, engine compartments, trunks, support rails, bodyfiller, fiberglass and SMC. They replicate OEM gloss levels, are fast drying and durable, while offering excellent adhesion. Now available in six colours: White Light Green, Olive Green, Gray, Black and Tan.

SATAJET X 5500 + SATA SPEAKER: SATA SPRING PROMOTION 2022

Get the SATA Spring Bundle for a first-class sound experience and perfect colour match. As of April 4 2022—while stocks last, you will receive a stylish SATA Bluetooth Speaker by JBL with every SATAjet X 5500 spray gun purchased! With SATA spray guns, you can apply a wide range of paint materials while always setting the right (colour) tone—at the same time you can enjoy the perfect sound of the JBL Bluetooth Speaker—whether at work, office or at home.

DE-PRO SANDING SYSTEM

The new Dust-Free Pro sanding system is an All-in-One Sanding Station that provides a detachable, easy to move dust extractor designed to preform in the most demanding body shops while providing the cleanest and safest dust extraction solution. The sanding system is completely air-powered and contains no electrical parts making it safe for use in all paint booths, prep areas and on steel or aluminum materials.

PERFORMANCE INDUSTRIAL SPRAY GUN

Request a demo of the 3M™ Performance Spray Gun and see how you can improve your painting process. You don’t believe in compromises. And neither do we. Which is why we reinvented the spray gun to keep up with the pace of today’s professional painters. Top-of-the-line performance meets faster cleanup, faster changeovers and faster cycle times. Bringing you the best of 3M science, all packed into one of the smartest, lightest spray guns in the world.

ACCUWELD PULSE MIG WELDERS

TM736 Single torch – TM742 2 Torch – TM743 3 Torch

Arslan automotive Canada has introduced a new line of professional quality Inverter Pulse MIG welders, Accuweld. Professional quality units are made in Europe and CSA approved. All torches are auto set, meaning, they remember last used program settings. No need to re-input parameters, simply pull trigger and weld. 4 wheel wire drivers for non-slip and constant feed, Synergic and manual modes for Aluminum, silicon bronze, steel TIG/MMA/Stick welding capability, SD memory card, save and recall parameters, LCD display with simple settings.

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