Neighbourhood Auto Body ~ CSN joins CSN Collision & Glass

Penticton, British Columbia — September 30, 2013 — CSN Collision & Glass is pleased to announce its newest location in Penticton, British Columbia, Neighbourhood Auto Body ~ CSN, located at 232 Rosetown Ave. Neighbourhood Auto Body ~ CSN began as a family owned business in the south Okanagan region of British Columbia’s interior. Owner Steve […]

S-B Industries and Lobster Tools introduce new R1A2 Blind Rivet Tool

      St. Louis, Missouri — September 30, 2013 — S-B Industries has announced the next in a series of new generation riveters, the R1A2 from Lobster Tools. Like its stablemate the R1A1, S-B Industries says the R1A2 has a tremendous strength to weight ratio.  At 4,158 lbs. of traction power and 1” of […]

VIDEO: Faulty electrics may have caused Kelowna shop fire

By Mike Davey Kelowna, British Columbia — September 30, 2013 — Electrical faults may be to blame for the fire that broke out at White Stag Auto Body last week. The facility, located in Kelowna, B.C., recently had some electrical work done, according to fire officials. However, the investigation is still currently ongoing and the […]

Keith Hudd of Economical on AkzoNobel’s sustainability panel at SEMA

By Mike Davey Norcross, Georgia — September 30, 2013 — The issue of which shops will remain in business for the next 10, 15 and 20 years is extremely important to insurers, dealerships and other potential partners. The total number of facilities has fallen significantly, and there are indications that this trend will continue. This […]

Toyota recalls Sienna minivans over roll-away risk

Toronto, Ontario — September 26, 2013 — Toyota Canada has announced it will conduct a voluntary safety recall involving approximately 56,211 Sienna minivans. The recall affects model years 2004-2005 and 2007-2009.    The subject vehicles are equipped with a shift lever assembly which contains a shift interlock system. One of the components of the interlock […]

VIDEO: U.S.-based IIHS issues first crash avoidance ratings

Arlington, Virginia — September 30, 2013 — A new test program by the U.S.-based Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) rates the performance of front crash prevention systems. The rating system is based on research by the Highway Loss Data Institute (HLDI), indicating that forward collision warning and automatic braking systems are helping drivers avoid […]