Barrie’s Most Trusted: Ray Stephenson of Top Shops Barrie dies

Barrie, Ontario — Join the Top Shops Auto Body Supplies family in saying farewell to owner and founder Ray Stephenson, who died Friday at the age of 75. Ray, who first opened his auto body supply store in Barrie in 1980, leaves behind a legacy far surpassing even the decades he spent serving jobbers in […]

Mourning Maslack: John Maslack, founder of Maslack Supply dies at the age of 95

Sudbury, Ontario — John Maslack, the founder and owner of automotive and industrial supplier, Maslack Supply died at his Long Lake home on Aug. 12. He was 95.  From the humble beginnings of a 5,000 square foot facility with three employees, Maslack expanded his company to include 13 locations across Ontario, employing over 200 people.  Maslack built […]


Sam Piercey GENERAL MANAGER, CO-OWNER OF BUDDS’ COLLISION, INDUSTRY MENTOR Sam Piercey was introduced to Collision Repair readers through his column, Point Blank with Piercey. In his columns, Sam didn’t simply write with candor, but with a palpable compassion for those he saw as comrades in the collision industry; his fellow business-owners, his extended family. […]