Budds’ annual Christmas party collects Toys for Tots

By Mike Davey Oakville, Ontario — December 30, 2013 — The Christmas lunch at Budds’ Collision Services in Oakville, Ont., is an annual industry tradition, drawing together stakeholders from all parts of the local auto claims economy. It’s always a good time and a chance to renew contact with peers. This year, though, there was […]

Registrations open for CCIF Toronto

By CRM Staff Ottawa, Ontario — December 30, 2013 — The next meeting of the Canadian Collision Industry Forum (CCIF) will take place at Marriott Toronto Airport. This will be the first ever CCIF meeting administered by the Automotive Industries Association of Canada (AIA).  The event starts with a CCIF Cocktail Reception on Friday January […]

CARSTAR expands in Alberta with CARSTAR Calgary Chinook

Hamilton, Ontario — December 30, 2013 — CARSTAR Automotive Canada has announced the addition of CARSTAR Calgary Chinook to its franchise family in Alberta. Owner and operator Mark Kharfan is a Multi-CARSTAR Store Owner and has been in the automotive industry for over 20 years.   Kharfan opened this state-of-the-art collision centre in Calgary in […]