Hamilton, Ontario — CARSTAR Canada welcomed its members to the company’s Hamilton, Ont., headquarters in early February for an exclusive training session with Polyvance.
The plastic repair training was conducted by John Wilburn, the head instructor of plastic repair and refinishing at Polyvance.
The day began with a classroom learning portion, presented by Bill Davidge of CARSTAR Canada, but after lunch, the students were let loose into the company’s training bay, where a bundle of busted plastic parts awaited their eager hands.
Wilburn demonstrated a few repairs, first drilling out a divet for the plastic to fill, before demonstrating proper techniques on a variety of parts for the audience.
It wasn’t long before Wilburn handed the nitrogen plastic welder to attendees of the training session, which included a fairly even mix of insurance partners and collision repair centre owners and staff. All parties were given a chance to test their skills under Wilburn’s watchful eye.
CARSTAR Canada says it will continue to host training sessions at its Driven Brands headquarters in Hamilton at the request of its facilities and industry partners.