The 411 on 410N: The inside scoop on SATA Canada’s new apprenticeship offering

Toronto, Ontario — Do you have a trusted, skilled painter on your staff roster? If not, you better get to brushing up. It’s a secret to none that Canada’s automotive aftermarket is in the drawls of a skills shortage—and painters are no exception. In a July survey issued by Collision Repair magazine, more than 65 […]

PPG recognizes Painters Supply with Platinum Distributor of the Year award

PPG and Painters Supply & Equipment Company representatives celebrate the 2017 Platinum Distributor of the Year Award.

By CRM Staff   Strongsville, Ohio — March 29, 2018 — PPG has announced the recipient of its Platinum Distributor of the Year award, Painters Supply (PSE), in a new press release. The award was presented by John Parran, director of the Platinum Distributor program, PPG, during its annual conference in February, which brings together […]

Ron Coan joins Spanesi Americas as a spray products specialist

Ron Coan has over 35 years of experience spent mostly inside of spray booths.

By CRM Staff   Naperville, Illinois — March 20, 2018 — Spanesi Americas has announced the hiring of Ron Coan as a spray products specialist.   “I understand the importance and the value that a great spray booth can provide to a repair facility. Spanesi creates high-quality, high-performance spray booths that produce amazing results,” says […]

New portal helps shops connect with skilled staff

The new CollisionCommunity.com will serve as a portal for hiring, training opportunities and much more!

Peterborough, Ontario — September 5, 2016 — Matching talent with opportunity in the collision repair industry just got a lot easier. Media Matters, Inc. has officially launched CollisionCommunity.com, a new online portal dedicated to the collision repair industry and designed to help collision repair facilities find the skilled tradespeople they need.    The new online […]

SATA and Uni-Select team up for refinish application training

Andy Engenhardt, a master painter from Germany, demonstrates proper technique during one of the training sessions.

By Dylan O’Hagan Peterborough, Ontario — March 30, 2016 — With a master painter as part of the team, SATA and Uni-Select Canada recently teamed up to offer spray paint gun training and expertise across the country. The training was offered in major cities across Canada including Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Regina, Montreal, Ottawa and the […]

Ontario updates standards for collision repair trades

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By Jeff Sanford Toronto, Ontario — August 12, 2015 — The Ontario College of Trades (OCOT) has released updated training standards for the three trades concerned with collision repair. The new standards are for Auto Body (310Q), Collision Repair (310B) and Automotive Painter (410N). Previously, the three trades were contained in one training standard, but […]