SARNIA NEWSLETTER APRIL 2006 (Adobe Acrobat format)


Environment Canada is developing regulations to limit the VOC content of refinish coatings and surface cleaners. This will change the products you buy and how you will apply them in the future. The goal is cleaner air.

It is expected that few of the products you are familiar with now will be available.  For some shops, changeover will be easy, other shops may decide to upgrade or purchase new equipment.

New production equipment, products and pollution prevention help will also be on display this evening. You can also learn about the requirements for a spraybooth permit, waste reduction tips, and how to reduce your costs with good environmental management.

Environment Canada is interested in your feedback on the proposed content for the regulations. This is your chance to learn the facts, what it means to your business, and be heard on the possible impact of these changes to improve air quality.

Date and Time: Wednesday November 29, 2006 at 6:30 pm         

Location: Marconi Club Hall, 120 Clarke Road , London

Admission (Hot Dinner Included): 

Non-Members $20.00 per person

Association members No charge        

This workshop format evening features:

•  Senior staff from Environment Canada, Gatineau , Quebec

•  Officials of the Canadian Paint and Coating Association, Saint-Laurent, Quebec

•  Paint company staff from all major paint companies have been invited

•  Senior insurance industry representatives have been invited to comment this evening.

This meeting will be the most important meeting of the year. It impacts you and your business, so don't miss this opportunity.

To register please call 1-866-309-4272 or

SLCBA Newsletter October 2006

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Shop advisory issued- Private companies are calling autobody shops in Ontario offering to obtain their apprenticeship credit ( often $5000) if the shop owner pays them a fee. SHOPS BEWARE The application for apprenticeship tax credit is easy to fill out and submit. Call SLCBA for assistance and a copy of the application form. Don't miss out on up to a $5000 tax credit for each year you employ an apprentice
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CarFixWORLD Career Day a hit with students

They were lined up when the show opened, and roared enthusiastically into CarFixWORLD's inaugural Career Day last Friday in Toronto. By 10:30, there were crowds of young people from across Ontario checking out the equipment displays, talking to potential employers on Interview Alley and lining up for autographs from TV celebrities.

The combination of automotive glamour and employment opportunity drew about 2600 students, who came from as far away as Kingston and Windsor. The bling side of the industry was supplied by customized show cars and celebrities like Pimp My Ride's Alex Pico and 'Q', and CASCAR driver DJ Kennington. The hundred industry companies on hand answered questions and demonstrated products to fill in the more serious aspect of the industry. operated Career Day on behalf of CarFixWORLD.St. Edmund Campion Catholic Secondary School (Brampton, ON) was represented by 178 students, and will receive the Lexus vehicle offered by Toyota Canada to the school with the most students at tthe show.Two students from Central Technical School (Toronto) won the Pit Stop Challenge, in which two-person teams had to remove and install two tires. The winning time was 1:52 min. Three stages provided a stream of presentations to help students and apprentices understand the opportunities in the automotive repair and collision fields. "Too often, young Canadians who could find career satisfaction miss an opportunity to learn about the job they might love. We are connecting them with exhibitors to help build a strong and dedicated labor force for the automotive aftermarket and collision industries," explained Carol Bell, manager of the CarFixWORLD


For the first time in Ontario, autobody and collision repair shop owners/operators can enjoy reduced costs while helping their local trade association. Save thousands of dollars on your garage insurance policy costs. Save almost $1000 with a special offer from Audatex Make thousands of dollars with increased profits from our special consultants. Save hundreds of dollars with discounted and special offers from industry vendors. Simply join your local collision repair trade association by calling 1-866-309-4272 for your membership kit. Members will receive numbered membership cards that can be used to access the vendor discounts. If you do not have a local association, linked with in your area, just call 1-866-309-4272


Compliance problems. Ministry officials aren't happy with you? Before you call an expensive consultant or engineer in the phone book , call your collision repair trade association at 1-866-309-4272. We have the experience ,tools and people to help. Updates

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