Suad Dualeh appointed to coordinator of Tropicana’s pre-apprenticeship training program

By CRM Staff Toronto, Ontario — March 15, 2018 — Tropicana Employment Centre has recently announced the promotion of Suad Dualeh. After working with Tropicana for ten years delivering training and development services, she will now be contributing to the strategic and operational objects of Tropicana Employment Centre as coordinator of the pre-apprenticeship program. “I’m […]

Tesla approves Spanesi equipment for structural repairs

Tesla joins a growing list of OEM approvals on Spanesi equipment.

Naperville, Illinois — January 26, 2018 — On January 16, Tesla announced the addition of three new Spanesi structural repair benches, along with the Touch Measuring System, to their OEM approved equipment list. “Spanesi is excited to be a part of approved list of collision repair equipment recognized in the Tesla Approved Body Shop program,” […]

Tesla moves to online training, I-CAR certification

Tesla's founder Elon Musk stands in front of a rendering of the company's Model 3 body-in-white. It's been speculated that Tesla's first mass-market car will use a mixed-material construction.

By Mike Davey   Hamilton, Ontario — April 25, 2017 — There’s change in the air for Tesla’s certified collision shops. It has been revealed that the car maker will replace its current in-house training with an online curriculum. In addition, Tesla has made arrangements with I-CAR to administer its welding qualifications.    The news […]

Honda revises criteria for ProFirst program

Honda ProFirst logo.

By Mike Davey Markham, Ontario — April 27, 2016 — Honda Canada has issued revised criteria for its ProFirst program. According to a statement from Honda Canada, the objective of this program is to provide recognition to collision repair facilities that meet or exceed Honda’s commitment to promote the correct, complete, and safe repair of […]

Open Road Richmond Auto Body achieves Audi Certified status

Open Road Richmond Auto Body has recently achieved Audi certification. From left: Randy Lowe (owner), Shawn Atherton, Brad Reid, Emily Lowe and Toby Alderson.

Richmond, British Columbia — September 16, 2015 — Audi Canada has announced the latest appointment for its Certified Collision Program. Open Road Richmond Auto Body in Richmond, British Columbia has met the requirements for the All Model (Steel) program and has also achieved certification for the Audi Aluminum structural repair program. The Audi Certified Collision […]