Craftsman Collision introduces COVID-19 Vaccination Policy

Craftsman Collision has introduced a new health and safety policy to further protect employees, customers, suppliers and the communities in which the company operates. The vaccination policy applies to all employees of the Craftsman Group, which includes Craftsman Collision, Distinctive Auto Works, MB Autoworks, Craftsman Auto Glass, Wedge Clamp Systems, and Craftsman Ventures, to be …

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Craftsman Collision Raises $31K for Canadian Red Cross BC Wildfire Appeal

Craftsman Collision, a Canadian MSO in the auto body repair industry since 1977, has partnered with the Canadian Red Cross to support of the B.C. Wildfire Appeal campaign.  In mid August, a 2-week matching fundraising campaign was launched through Craftsman’s social media channels, media outlets in the Okanagan and Craftsman employees. The campaign raised $15,833, …

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Alberta Contestant Wins Skills Canada National Car Painting Competition

Dorien Lozeau is passionate about the collision repair trade, especially the refinishing aspect. by Pat Rediger As Dorien Lozeau brings home the national Skills Canada award for his car painting skills, he could not be prouder. “It was pretty awesome news to hear that I had won,” said Lozeau. “Having people that are young, like …

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The ARA Accepts Entries to its Show and Shine Contest

Entries are now being accepted for the Automotive Retailers Association’s (ARA) third annual Show and Shine contest. Competition entries will be accepted online until August 31, 2021. After the closing date, all submitted photos will be displayed on the website for public voting. The event’s key sponsor, BASF, will select the “Best in Show” winner. All other …

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CCIF Vancouver 2021 Cancelled

The Canadian Collision Industry Forum (CCIF) announced that the CCIF in-person event, initially scheduled for September 23 – 24, 2021 in Vancouver, B.C. has been cancelled, due to the ongoing uncertainty surrounding COVID-19 restrictions and concerns for the health and safety of participants. Citing uncertainty around the concerns about maintaining social distancing while attending a …

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Collision Repair Recognized as a Skilled Trade in B.C.

On June 11, 2021, the B.C. government announced that automotive collision repair and other nine trades have been recognized as skilled trades, requiring service providers to be properly certified. The initiative is intended to support higher-paying, more stable work for trades workers and to help build the foundation of a strong economic recovery. Every other province …

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Collision Repair as a Career: What Young People Need to Know

When it comes to careers, kids have choices. But they do not always have the information they need to make the best choice. Enlightening them could make a difference and help the collision repair industry. by Eli Greenbaum We are all very aware of the current—and possibly ongoing—shortage of technicians. Vocational schools and their collision …

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