Pretty Good Hoods: Hoodmaster 2021 Crowd Favourite voting now open

Above: Toronto automotive painter and previous Bodyworx mag cover star Keegan de France poses with his FinishMaster Hood Master entry for this year. Keegan’s design, titled ‘Aloha’ is one of the hoods up for the Crowd Favourite pick. Toronto, Ontario — Toronto-based automotive painter Keegan De France is back in the spotlight as his “Aloha” […]

Akzo Ace: CSN painter wins AkzoNobel Dave Smith Achievement Award

Toronto, Ontario — In the tradition of carrying on the legacy of the late Dave Smith, AkzoNobel has presented the Dave Smith Achievement Award to Dorien Lozeau of CSN Black Ace, in St. Paul, Alta. In observance of the second anniversary of Dave’s passing, AkzoNobel awarded the prize during the 2021 Skills Canada National Competition. […]

Quick-Paced Paints: AkzoNobel extends partnership with McLaren Racing

Nashville, Tennessee — McLaren Racing’s 2021 Formula 1 car will feature AkzoNobel’s high-performance coatings in an extension to the partnership established in 2008. As McLaren Racing’s Official Paints and Coatings Partner, AkzoNobel is providing its Sikkens vehicle refinish products for all painted parts of the MCL35M, as well as the team’s transport, garage and accessories. […]

CSN holds Regional Meeting in Mississauga

Derek Bennie and Larry French of CSN Collision Centres at the Regional Meeting.

By Josh White Mississauga, Ontario — June 6, 2017 — CSN COLLISION CENTRES recently held its Ontario Regional Meeting in Mississauga. Like other CSN Regional Meetings, many topics were covered regarding CSN’s future, including discussion on insurance relations, marketing, current operations and the use of technology within CSN locations. These regional meetings offer the opportunity […]

Centennial College students take the gold in Ontario

A few photos from the 2017 Skills Ontario Competition. Check out the gallery below for more!

By CRM Staff Toronto, Ontario — May 4, 2017 — Centennial College students have taken gold medals in both the Autobody Repair and Car Painting competitions in the post-secondary category at the 2017 Ontario Skills Competition. The competition took place at the Toronto Congress Centre over three days. Colin Bailey took the gold medal for […]

BASF launches Zyrilliant Color Series, reveals 2017 ‘Color of the Year’

BASF’s 2017 “Color of the Year” is Reflexion Nebula, shown here on a custom Nissan Skyline GT-R. According to BASF, the colour shifts from blue to gray, depending on your point of view.

Southfield, Michigan — November 7, 2016 — The 2016 SEMA Show has officially wrapped for another year, but not before BASF unveiled a new line of colours and announced its official 2017 “Color of the Year.” According to the company, the R-M Onyx HD and Diamont Zyrilliant Color Series is a collection of 108 colours […]

Axalta launches Master Refinish Certification program

Axalta says many of the courses making up the Master Refinish Certification also qualify for I-CAR credit.

Glen Mills, Pennsylvania — July 10, 2016 — Axalta Coating Systems has launched a Master Refinish Certification program as part of its Learning and Development offering in North America. A statement from the company says the Master Refinish Certification program provides a path for refinish customers to advance skills and abilities from industry standard to […]

Brandon Drover gold medal winner in Autobody Repair

Winners in the post-secondary category for Autobody Repair at the 2016 Skills Canada National Competition. Brandon Drover (centre) took the gold, with Johan Wiebe (right) earning the silver and Roeloph Clements taking home the bronze.

By Mike Davey Moncton, New Brunswick — June 13, 2016 — The competition at the Moncton Coliseum was fierce, but in the end it was Brandon Drover of Newfoundland who received the gold medal in the post-secondary category for Autobody Repair. Drover is a student at College of the North Atlantic and will now be […]

Skills Canada National Competition kicks off in Moncton

Competitors receiving instructions at the competition in Moncton. Check out the gallery below for more pictures from the event! All photos by Leanne Jefferies.

By Mike Davey Moncton, New Brunswick — June 7, 2016 — The 2016 Skills Canada National Competition is now underway at the Moncton Coliseum. The event kicked off on June 5 with student orientation and welcome reception. The competition portion of the event officially started on June 6 and continued on June 7. In addition […]