SGI and Saskatchewan Polytechnic are celebrating 15 years of helping students in the Automotive Service and Auto Body Technician program get hands-on experience fixing damaged vehicles that could otherwise end up in salvage or scrap yards.
Since a Pontiac Sunfire in 2002, nearly 250 vehicles have been repaired. All of them were supplied by SGI. SGI also supplies parts used in the repairs, mostly from salvage. The total-loss vehicles are ones that would cost more to repair in a commercial shop than the vehicle is worth. Fixed vehicles are sold or are used by SGI employees who need to travel in the course of their work, which helps keep costs low for customers. All repaired vehicles receive a body integrity inspection and a second stage mechanical inspection before they are allowed back on the road.