Production management training to be held at icoat facility

A previous course held at the icoat training facility in Tecumseh, Ontario.

By Dylan O’Hagan Tecumseh, Ontario — March 9,2016 — The collision repair industry is always changing and key performance indicators (KPIs) and production management are becoming even more important when it comes to maintaining profitability and efficiency in body shops. That is why the Southern Ontario company icoat is offering specialized training in performance management […]

In Memoriam: Carmen Demarte

Carmen Demarte of icoat passed away recently at his home.

Cambridge, Ontario — February 29. 2016 — It is with deep regret that we must report the passing of Carmen Demarte. Many in the Canadian repair industry knew Demarte from his work with icoat. “The icoat family grieves at the loss of this tremendous friend and mentor,” says Wayne Brayd of icoat. “Carm will be missed […]

Automated inventory control system launched by icoat

icoat logo

By Jeff Sanford Toronto, Ontario — February 22, 2016 — The collision repair industry continues to delve deeper into the digital world. Wayne Brady, CEO of icoat, has announced his company is offering a new cloud-based inventory control system for collision repair facilities. “We have launched our fully-automated collision inventory system in Canada,” said Brady […]

CIIA and icoat team up for training

CIIA and icoat logos

Hamilton, Ontario — February 5, 2016 — Collision Industry Information Assistance (CIIA) and aftermarket supplier icoat [Innovative Coatings] have teamed up to offer training. The organizations have issued a joint announcement noting that, starting this spring, repairers can take the Basic Estimating course, the Certificate of Qualification exam prep course (to help unlicensed techs pass […]