Mark Weeks, Regional Vice-President (Atlantic) for Fix Network, has announced that technicians at the Fix Auto Fredericton location in New Brunswick are now Red Seal certified.
Ryan Wilson, owner of Fix Auto Fredericton, and Corey Etheridge, General Manager, are strong believers in processes that can build credibility for their facility and teams, especially among customers and insurance companies. Investing in advanced repair equipment and skilled technicians has therefore taken priority at the five-year-old facility.
Introduced to assess the skills of tradespeople across Canada, the Red Seal program is developed by the federal government along with the provinces and indicates that the candidate has demonstrated the knowledge required for the national standard in that trade. While not mandatory, the Red Seal endorsement promotes excellence to employers, instills pride in skilled workers, and facilitates labour mobility.
To be certified, candidates have to pass a stringent examination process developed in cooperation with the regulatory bodies, apprenticeship training and professional certification organizations in each province or territory. Preparing for the Red Seal certification involves a great deal of time and effort.
Over the past year, Fix Auto Fredericton has been encouraging its team to take the Red Seal examinations. The Red Seal certification, they believe, will give their customers complete peace of mind to know that their vehicles are in the safe hands of the Fix Auto Fredericton team.
Since 2015, Fix Auto Fredericton has emerged as a one-stop destination in New Brunswick for advanced collision repair. Spread over 14,800 square feet, the facility houses state-of-the-art finishing booths, REVO infrared drying equipment, digital measuring, squeeze type resistance spot welding, aluminum repair equipment, plastic repair equipment, paint-less repair, glass repair and 3M paint protection film.