Craftsman Collision appoints Charlotte Wilson as Manager of Calgary South location

Wilson will now manage some 15 staff members at the Calgary South location, which originally opened in 1997 and was the company's first location in the province.

By Tom Davis Calgary, Alberta — November 29, 2017 — Knowledge is power, but natural ability is the most important skill of all. That’s the case for Charlotte Wilson, who has been promoted to the position of Manager at Craftsman Collision’s Calgary South shop, despite taking a slightly different route into the trade.  Previously an Advised Team Manager […]

Craftsman Collision steps in to right wrong in Calgary graffiti episode

Calgary Police Service has released this photo of two men suspected of being involved in a hate-motivated act of vandalism. A car that was damaged during the act was later repaired by a local Craftsman Collision, free of charge.

By Jeff Sanford Calgary, Alberta — December 8, 2015 — Another collision repair professional has stepped forward at a key moment to provide goodwill and community support. Calgary residents recently woke up to the disheartening news that vandals had attacked a local LRT station with racist graffiti. Police are looking for two men they say […]

Axalta buffs up China strategy

Steve Markevich will lead Axalta's business in China. There are numerous opportunities in this nation that has only recently adopted a car-driven lifestyle.

By Jeff Sanford Toronto, Ontario — October 6, 2015 — Axalta Coating Systems announced recently that Steve Markevich has been promoted to Executive Vice President. In this new role Markevich will continue as President of the company’s transportation coatings business, but he will also be responsible for Axalta’s operations in China. This is interesting. The […]

Wedge Clamp opens US office with official launch party

Wedge Clamp's US office hosted car dealers, collision centre owners and insurance company representatives at its official opening.

Long Beach, California — September 11, 2015 — They came, they saw … and they were impressed. Although technically up and running since February, the official US opening of Wedge Clamp Systems came at a recent luncheon event at the company’s new Long Beach, California headquarters. A group of visitors including car dealers, collision centre owners and insurance company […]

Craftsman Collision expands into US

Craftsman Collision has recently opened its first store in the US.

By Jeff Sanford Toronto, Ontario — August 24, 2015 — Craftsman Collision has opened its first US store, located in sunny Long Beach, California. Craftsman Collision, of course, is well-known in western Canada. The company has 38 locations in markets throughout British Columbia and Alberta. The company’s owner, Bill Hatswell, is a well-known figure in […]

Craftsman Group purchases Wedge Clamp Systems

  Bill Hatswell, founder and President of the Craftsman Collision chain, has recently announced the purchase of Wedge Clamp Systems.        North Vancouver, British Columbia — October 2, 2014 — He liked the product so much, he bought the company. Bill Hatswell’s Craftsman Group of Companies has recently announced the purchase of Wedge […]