IBIS unveils 2014 speaker list

Barcelona, Spain — March 24, 2014 — IBIS, the International Bodyshop Industry Symposium, is once again bringing together the greatest global minds to share their knowledge and expertise. Collision Repair magazine is Canada’s official Publisher Partner for IBIS.  Representatives from across the globe will speak at IBIS 2014 on a range of topics. The full […]

Ontario towers respond to over 500,000 calls between December 2013, January 2014

Thornhill, Ontario — March 24, 2014 — Ontario grappled with bone-chilling temperatures and blizzard-like conditions this past winter, leading to high numbers of tow service calls. With the colder temperatures increasing the occurrence of vehicle accidents, here is a look at some of the service numbers for CAA South Central Ontario (CAA SCO) this past […]

Rhode Island’s proposed legislation addresses labour rates, shop classifications and parts

By Palak Palak Providence, Rhode Island — March 24, 2014 — Rhode Island’s state legislature is currently considering two bills that would have significant effects on collision repair in that state.  House Bill 7404, sponsored by Rep. Stephen Ucci, D-Johnston, would expand on current laws that require approval from the vehicle’s owner when aftermarket parts […]

Celette partners with Ford Motor Company

  Celette’s dedicated fixture sets for the F150 cover models from 2004 to the present.    Lombard, Illinois — March 24, 2014 — Celette has released a statement noting that its dedicated fixture system is an approved repair method on a wide variety of Ford Motor Company vehicles. “In fact, Celette even has dedicated fixtures […]

Car enthusiasts zoom to MegaSpeed custom car show

By CRM Staff   The Zod 80 Corvette was one of many vehicles on display at the MegaSpeed Custom Car & Truck show. Photo by Ronnie Fung – http://ronniefung.com.   Toronto, Ontario — March 24, 2014 — The MegaSpeed Custom Car & Truck Show was held this past weekend inside the International Centre. Featuring a […]

Ontario seeks stakeholder input on towing and storage recommendations

By CTAR Staff       Toronto, Ontario — March 24, 2014 — Members of the public and interested stakeholders are being asked to review and comment on the recommendations of Ontario’s Towing and Storage Advisory Groups.  In the fall of 2013, the Ministry of Consumer Services (MCS) requested that a group of industry stakeholders […]

Matrix System accepting entries for ‘Award Winning Finishes’ Calendar Contest

Massillon, Ohio — March 24, 2014 — Matrix System Automotive Finishes is now accepting entries for its 2015 “Award Winning Finishes” Calendar Contest. Each year the calendar features exceptional finishes designed by restoration, custom, and collision repair painters.  The competition is open to projects painted exclusively with Matrix System products. Entries can be, but are […]

Boyd Group adopts new income fund vote policy

Winnipeg, Manitoba — March 24, 2014 — The Boyd Group has announced that the Board of Trustees has adopted a Majority Voting Policy with respect to the election of trustees. The policy shift directly affects the fund and directors of subsidiaries at the Annual General Meeting of Unitholders. Under the new directive, if a candidate receives […]