Rick Leos to present Predictive Collision Estimating

Hamilton, Ontario — November 4, 2013 — Collision Industry Information Assistance (CIIA) has announced it will present an evening with Rick Leos, the developer of Predictive Collision Estimating, on Nov. 19, 2013 at the School of Transportation Centennial College theatre at Centennial College’s Ashtonbee campus.  The event is sponsored by Toyota Canada and Centennial College.  […]

Toyota and Mitchell partner to provide new estimating tool

Torrance, California — November 4, 2013 — Toyota announced today an all-new way of delivering recommended repair procedures through a partnership with Mitchell. Mitchell’s new mobile/online estimating system is being developed to expose Toyota recommended repair procedures during the estimating process. The new solution should reduce the time required to write a collision estimate by […]

PPG to launch Charley Hutton Ridler Color Collection at SEMA

Mississauga, Ontario — November 4, 2013 — PPG will introduce the Charley Hutton Ridler Color Collection at the 2013 SEMA show in Las Vegas, Nev. The collection is a spectrum of exclusive automotive colours created by Hutton, a three-time winner of the prestigious Ridler Award and one of the custom car world’s most respected and […]

Latest Mitchell Trends Report examines drivers of severity

      San Diego, California — November 4, 2013 — Mitchell has released its Industry Trends Report (ITR) for the fourth quarter of 2013. Providing deep analysis of alternate parts use and actual cash value trends in auto physical damage, along with education on eBilling and ePayment trends, technology solutions and implementation strategies, the […]

I-CAR debuts new steel replacement and sectioning courses

Hoffman Estates, Illinois — November 4, 2013 — I-CAR has officially launched its new Live-only courses in steel parts repair and replacement, giving technicians the up-to-date information they need to make the right decisions in replacing and sectioning steel unitized parts with today’s advanced materials. “The old general sectioning guidelines no longer apply with current […]

Update: Blaze erupts at Thunder Bay repair shop

By Andrew Ardizzi   Frankie and Johnny Auto Body in Thunder Bay was the scene of a fire last week. Image provided by Google Street View.   Thunder Bay, Ontario — November 4, 2013 — A Thunder Bay area shop was severely damaged after a fire ignited inside the Vickers Street North business. Several trucks […]

CARSTAR announces two new locations in Ottawa

Hamilton, Ontario — November 4, 2013 — CARSTAR has announced the opening of two new collision centres in Ottawa. CARSTAR Ottawa East (Surgenor) joins the CARSTAR franchise family, as does CARSTAR Ottawa South East (Hunt Club).    Kevin Jamieson, Manager of CARSTAR Ottawa East (Surgenor).   CARSTAR Ottawa East (Surgenor) is located at one of […]

Boyd Group to release Q3 results

Winnipeg, Manitoba — November 1, 2013 — Boyd Group has announced it will release its fiscal 2013 third quarter results on November 15, 2013 before markets open. Following the release, Management of the Fund will hold a conference call at 10:00 a.m. EST to review the financial results. The call will be hosted by Brock […]

Travelers completes acquisition of The Dominion

Toronto, Ontario — November 4, 2013 — The Travelers Companies has announced the completion of its acquisition of The Dominion of Canada General Insurance Company from E-L Financial Corporation. The combined organization, which will be referred to as Travelers Canada, will remain headquartered in Toronto, Ont.  “The combination of Travelers Canada and The Dominion is […]

LINE-X to sponsor SEMA project vehicles throughout show floor

Huntsville, Alabama — November 4, 2013 — LINE-X Protective Coatings will showcase several project vehicles at the 2013 Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show, Nov. 5 to 8, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nev. Along with a booth display, LINE-X will also be sponsoring additional project vehicles that will be positioned throughout the show in various […]