RCMP busts alleged Hafford chop shop

By CRM Staff Hafford, Saskatchewan — April 15, 2014 — An RCMP investigation has resulted in the seizure of $100,000 in stolen vehicle components from an alleged chop shop.  Blaine Lake RCMP executed a search warrant on April 10 and 11 where authorities found a semi-truck, a fuel truck, a collection of tools, construction equipment […]

Predictive estimating, apprenticeships on the slate for CCIF Vancouver

Ottawa, Ontario — April 15, 2014 — What if the way we estimate damage changes, or sponsoring an apprentice was profitable? The next meeting of the Canadian Collision Industry Forum (CCIF) will attempt to answer these and other questions at CCIF Vancouver on May 24. Registration is now open for this event, taking place at […]

Greg Sims joins AIA as Senior Industry Consultant for Western Canada

Ottawa, Ontario — April 15, 2014 — Marc Brazeau, President and CEO of the Automotive Industries Association (AIA) of Canada, is pleased to announce that Greg Sims has joined the Association as Senior Industry Consultant for Western Canada.   “Greg brings a great deal of leadership and experience to AIA on several important fronts, including […]

Ontario introduces towing, vehicle storage legislation

Toronto, Ontario — April 15, 2014 — Ontario is taking steps to strengthen consumer protection and further reduce auto insurance rates to regulate the towing and vehicle storage industries. “We are strengthening consumer protection for drivers involved in traffic collisions or in need of roadside assistance. Drivers should have the confidence that the tow truck […]

Allstate Sells Sterling Collision Centers in US

Richardson, Texas — April 14, 2014 — Service King Collision Repair Centers, a multi-shop operator headquartered in Texas, has reached an agreement to acquire Sterling Collision Centers and its 62 stores from Allstate Insurance.  Sterling Collision Centers was founded in 1997. Purchased by Allstate in 2001, the company quickly grew to 1,200 employees with more […]