3M and Festool launch 3M Total Automotive Sanding System

The 3M Total Automotive Sanding System is the first collaboration between 3M and Festool.

St. Paul, Minnesota — July 5, 2016 — 3M announced a strategic collaboration with the makers of Festool brand products back in February 2016, with the intent of providing customers in the collision repair industry a new and comprehensive surface preparation and finishing system. News on the first of these new solutions has just been […]

Tsunami Air Prep Kit from Suburban Manufacturing

The Tsunami Air Prep Kit

Monticello, Minnesota — September 22, 2015 — Suburban Manufacturing has announced the upcoming launch of the Tsunami Air Prep Kit.   Clean, dry air is very important to the collision repair process, as any painter struggling with excess humidity can attest. The Tsunami Air Prep Kit features the ability to verify that the air system […]

CIIA adds two Ontario license exam prep courses

CIIA logo.

Hamilton, Ontario — August 20, 2015 — Collision Industry Information Assistance (CIIA) has now scheduled two additional classes to help unlicensed techs successfully complete the Ontario trades license exam for Autobody and Collision Repair. CIIA has added the additional courses due to demand. “The impact of trades license enforcement by the Ontario College of Trades […]

Advance Automotive Solutions offers a fix to the labour shortage

Scott Noseworthy of Fix Auto Ottawa Innes and Ken Hughes of Advance Automotive Solutions. Hughes, who runs a temp labour company for the collision business, has recently been pitching at Fix Auto Ottawa Innes.

By Jeff Sanford Ottawa, Ontario — August 17, 2015 — Collision repair facility owners know how difficult it can be to maintain proper staffing levels. The decision whether to hire a new full-time employee is a tough one. The nature of the collision repair business is that some weeks there is too much work. Other […]