- Wednesday, 15 June 2016 09:56
CSN-Dana’s Collision Center has announced that it has achieved I-CAR Gold Class status.
“Our ongoing commitment to training with our dedicated team of employees who embrace our training culture have made this possible,” said Dana Alexander, the facility’s owner/operator.
Gold Class recognition is the highest role-relevant training achievement recognized by the collision repair industry. According to I-CAR, it is estimated that only 10 percent of repair shops currently meet the rigorous Gold Class standard. The I-CAR Professional Development Program (PDP) provides a reliable training framework for acquiring Gold Class status and maintaining up-to-date knowledge and skills that contribute to proper repairs.
To earn Gold Class recognition, businesses must achieve and maintain a high level of role-relevant training across each of the major collision repair roles: structural, non-structural, estimating and production management.
- Thursday, 26 May 2016 11:14
By Mike Davey
Leesburg, Virginia -- May 19, 2016 -- Shellie Andrews of CSN-Dana’s Collision Center has been named as one of the winners of this year’s WIN Cornerstone Award. According to a statement from the Women’s Industry Network (WIN), the award recognizes the efforts of a board member whose actions and unique contributions demonstrate their commitment to the WIN mission and vision, and sets an example for others to follow. Andrews is currently the only Canadian serving on the WIN board.
Andrews has been a part of WIN since its formation. She has been on the board since 2011 and served as treasurer for two terms. She has also served on just about every committee.
“I’m extremely honoured and humbled. I never expected it” she said in an interview with Collision Repair magazine. During the interview, Andrews confirmed that she believes very strongly in WIN’s mission. “I really do believe in the work WIN does, especially from the technician perspective. We always hear that there’s a technician shortage, but there’s this huge untapped resource. It’s also a definite benefit for women who are already in the industry, knowing that’s there an organization to help and mentor them. I think it helps them not to feel so alone.”
- Tuesday, 15 December 2015 12:00
- Wednesday, 02 December 2015 10:07
Collision Repair Magazine.com
Moncton, New Brunswick -- November 30, 2015 -- Dana Alexander of CSN-Dana’s Collision Center got a chance recently to hand over a donation cheque to Debbie Sangster, a volunteer at the Chalmers Hospital Foundation. The cheque for $1,000 was delivered by Alexander, but comes courtesy of the Enterprise Rent-A-Car Foundation.
The cheque was to be given to a local charity on behalf of collision centres in the Maritimes as part of the Hometown Heroes program. CSN-Dana’s Collision Centre was one of two businesses chosen as “Hometown Heroes” in the New Brunswick draw that took place earlier this year in Moncton.
The Chalmers Regional Hospital Foundation raises funds to support healthy, caring communities by enhancing health and well-being through innovative and effective programs and initiatives. All proceeds from this year’s fundraising efforts go to the Chalmers Care for Kids campaign. The largest campaign undertaken by the Chalmers Regional Hospital Foundation to date, this $2.2M project will completely renovate the current pediatric unit. The Pediatric Unit at the Dr. Everett Chalmers Regional Hospital provides care to children from infancy up to 17 years of age with a wide variety of health conditions.