Forging the Future

Together, CARSTAR and Tropicana-AYCE Employment Services are helping to cultivate the next generation of collision industry talent. At some point, all …

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Axalta Skills Canada Sponsorship Looks to the Future

Axalta Coating Systems’ sponsorship of the 2015 Skills Canada National Car Painting Competition in Saskatoon, Sask. was designed to help the next generation of painters establish successful careers



Branching out into mechanical repair or other services can be an effective way to improve profitability and long-term security. For collision shops, today’s business environment of low labour rates,


Smalls Repairs: Bumper Issue

Fast labour repair is just one of the smart strategies collision shops can use to improve process and profitability. Mitchell’s Industry Trends Report for the fourth quarter of 2014


PBES Elects New Chair, Vice Chair

In the U.S., the Paint, Body and Equipment Specialists (PBES) segment of the Auto Care Association has announced that Keith Bell has been appointed as its new chairman. Bell,


Capital Versus Knowledge Thinking

Why investing in your people will not only save you money, but lead to far greater success. In business, it’s often all too easy to feel that balance sheets

Body repairs

Body repairs: Adapting to change

Understanding new materials and new techniques are part and parcel of delivering superior body repairs in the modern collision industry environment.  Although that vehicle sitting in your shop might


Hypertherm offering Free Plasma Cutting Curriculum and Grant Program

New Hampshire-based Hypertherm, which manufactures laser, plasma and water jet cutting systems, is solidifying its commitment to education and training by offering a Free Plasma Cutting Curriculum and


Your Opportunity

At CCIF Halifax on Friday, May 22, Mitchell’s Vice President of Industry Relations, Greg Horn gave an overview of the latest trends impacting the Canadian Collision Repair Industry. And


I-CAR Gold Shops See Significant Savings

In the U.S., collision repair shops that have earned Gold Class recognition from I-CAR are producing significant cost savings for consumers and insurance companies, according to a new