Mike Anderson says FCA requires destructive welds

Test welds should be performed even for small spot repairs

By CRM Staff   Toronto, Ontario — March 30, 2018 —  Collision Advice CEO Mike Anderson outlined OEM requirement for destructive test welds during a webinar reports Repairer Driven News. In the online event aimed at collision repair professionals, Anderson also speculated that bodyshops were not always practising these techniques.    According to RDN, Anderson […]

Discover Leadership training approved for AMi credit

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North Richland Hills, Texas — January 10, 2017 — The Automotive Management Institute (AMi) has announced approval of the Discover Leadership Master Graduate Program and Ignition Program for elective credit hours. Past and future students successfully completing the Master Graduate Program will be awarded 60 AMi elective credits hours and the Ignition Leadership Program 24 […]

Pfaff Open House targets new materials, techniques and scanning

A few shots from the Pfaff Autoworks Open House. Check out the gallery below for more!

By Jeff Sanford Toronto, Ontario — November 21, 2016 — Pfaff Autoworks held its annual Insurance Open House, drawing attendance at least four times greater than what it was in 2015. This year’s event was held in association with Collision Industry Information Assistance (CIIA). Attendees gathered at Pfaff’s high-end repair facility in Vaughan. Representatives of […]

Mike Anderson to lead scanning panel discussion at NACE 2016

Mike Anderson at CCIF in Toronto. Anderson will lead the panel discussion on scanning at NACE 2016.

By Mike Davey Anaheim, California — July 18, 2016 — Scanning is a hot topic in collision repair, with a number of OEMs calling for scans to be performed both pre- and post-repair to ensure all repairs have been performed safely. The American arms of Honda, Nissan and Toyota have all made it clear that […]

Online videos help download enthusiasm at CSN-Automacs Collision

The team at CSN-Automacs watches a video after the daily production meeting. It's helped to bring enthusiasm to the grassroots.

By Mike Davey Oakville, Ontario — February 19, 2016 — There’s a lot to be said for enthusiasm. Attending an event like a meeting of the Canadian Collision Industry Forum (CCIF) or NACE is an almost guaranteed way to get yourself fired up and ready to tackle new challenges. But how do you pass along […]