Alma Auto Body joins CARSTAR network

Hamilton, Ontario — March 17, 2014 — CARSTAR Automotive Canada Inc. continues the expansion of its network throughout Quebec by welcoming Alma Auto Body to its family of franchisees. The Quebec CARSTAR team and the head office team in Hamilton extend a warm welcome to Jean-François Gauthier and his employees. An auto body specialist for […]

SATA named sales award winner by Sherwin Williams

By CRM Staff Orlando, Florida — March 17, 2014 — SATA was named the Canadian Sales Excellence award winner by Sherwin-Williams Automotive Finishes at the Associated Products Vendor Awards. Held in Orlando’s Gaylord Palms Conference Center, the announcement was made during a special reception in front of over 300 suppliers, employees and special guests.  Additional […]

Matrix plugs into social media to engage customers

Massillon, OH — March 17, 2014 — Matrix System Automotive Finishes is excited about taking its ‘real time’ messages to audiences by launching multiple new social media channels on Facebook, YouTube, Instagram, Pinterest, Google+ and LinkedIn. “The idea behind our social media campaign is to develop real-time customer insights, engage audiences and better understand our […]

Canadian Launier takes home Ridler using BASF paint

Southfield, Michigan — March 14, 2014 — BASF Automotive Refinish Solutions is pleased to announce that Canadian JF Launier of B.C.-based JF Kustoms has won the 2014 Ridler award for his 1964 Buick Riviera Rivision. The Ridler, one of the custom car industry’s most prestigious awards, was presented to Launier at the Detroit Autorama on […]

Keith Jones becomes ARA’s Director of Industry Relations

Jones joins ARA, bringing over 23 years of experience with him.   Burnaby, British Columbia — March 17, 2014 — The Automotive Retailers Association (ARA) is pleased to welcome Keith Jones to the team. In his capacity as founder of Crash Space Solutions Inc., Jones provided research and consulting services to the ARA in conjunction with […]

MPI aims to reduce fraud with prevention campaign

Winnipeg, Manitoba — March 17, 2014 — March is Fraud Prevention Month and Manitoba Public Insurance (MPI) is dedicated to reducing fraud and educating Manitobans on how they can assist in keeping auto insurance premiums low. “We’re encouraging Manitobans to come forward and speak out against auto insurance fraud,” says MaryAnn Kempe, Vice-President, Community and Corporate […]

Canadians honest when it comes to insurance fraud, survey says

Toronto, Ontario — March 17, 2014 — The majority of Canadians believe honesty is truly the best policy when it comes to reporting an insurance scam according to a recent survey about insurance fraud. The survey, commissioned by and conducted by Leger, polled more than 1,500 Canadians about their opinions on the varying degrees […]

The Co-operators to launch usage-based insurance in Ontario

  IMS technology may decrease drivers’ insurance rates and premiums.   Guelph, Ontario — March 17, 2014 — The Co-operators has unveiled the en-route Auto Program in Ontario, a program the company says will allow for more customized auto insurance and lower premiums for safe drivers. The program is based on usage-based insurance (UBI) technology […]