Indiana repairers latest to launch lawsuit

Indianapolis, Indiana — April 21, 2014 — A federal lawsuit has been filed by 14 Indiana collision repair facilities against 27 insurers, including State Farm, which has the largest market share in the state.  The suit accuses the insurers of extracting “unreasonable and onerous” concessions on vehicle repair costs. The suit seeks unspecified financial damages. […]

New KRSC43 Roll Cart from Snap-on

      Kenosha, Wisconsin — April 21, 2014 — The new Snap-on KRSC43 Roll Cart has over 22,000 cubic inches of space, with a split top design slides out from the center to provide access to a  seven-inch deep top compartment to organize large sockets or use as a charging station for power tool […]

Canadian Hail Repair raises the bar for PDR repair and breaks a record

By Mike Davey Oakville, Ontario — April 21, 2014 – The dent is at the very limits of what can be repaired with paintless dent repair techniques, but Yannick Poirier isn’t worried. Years of practicing PDR have led up to this moment, and he’s confident he can repair the dent in the time allotted. When he’s […]

CIIA basic estimating courses begin in May

Hamilton, Ontario — April 21, 2014 —  The Collision Industry Information Assistance’s (CIIA) popular basic estimating course is again being offered by the organization to help collision shops and insurance company staff who may need assistance when composing estimates.  The course is available over six nights and will aim to introduce technicians and insurance employees to […]

Skills Canada competitions hit the east coast

By CRM Staff   Jean-Francois Michaud finished with a gold medal in autobody repair at the provincial Skills Competition in New Brunswick.   Fredericton, New Brunswick — April 21, 2014 — Skills Canada recently held  its provincial competitions in New Brunswick and Newfoundland and Labrador, with first place winners earning a spot in the national […]