Bodyworx Professional officially launched

      Toronto, Ontario — July 14, 2014 — We’ve got great news. At long last, Canada’s techs, painters, preppers and detailers have a magazine to call their own. We are pleased to announce the official launch of the all new Bodyworx Professional. The first edition is currently at the printer, but readers of Collision […]

Location is key for CARSTAR Woodbridge

    Frank Sottile and Fabian Fazari of CARSTAR Woodbridge. The new location is a storefront, using the CARSTAR Express model.                                                    By CRM Staff   Woodbridge, Ontario — July 14, […]

Ontario Liberals to reintroduce distracted driving legislation

Toronto, Ontario — July 14, 2014 — Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne says her newly-elected majority government intends to introduce stiffer fines for distracted drivers following the release of a new survey suggesting an alarming number of students use their mobile phones when behind the wheel. Premier Wynne feels it’s critically important to condition teenaged drivers […]

Elektron webcast puts focus on high-strength steel, aluminum welding procedures

Madison, Indiana — July 14, 2014 — Elektron is holding a free webcast online to help technicians acclimate to the latest materials so they may learn the procedures needed to weld high-strength steels and aluminum-based vehicles. As vehicle design and construction evolve, so too must collision repair procedures, equipment and shops, and on July 17, […]

New Matrix sealer puts focus on adhesion, corrosion protection

  Matrix’s new direct-to-metal sealer is intended to limit corrosive damage to vehicles, while offering strong adhesion and durability.    Massillon, Ohio — July 14, 2014 — Matrix has expanded its “Coast-to-Coast” line with the introduction of MP-210 Direct-to-Metal (DTM) Sealer. The company says its “Coast-to-Coast” compliant sealer offers smooth application over a wide range […]

Snap-On’s auto subscription service ensures continuous renewals

Kenosha, Wisconsin — July 14, 2014 — With the new Snap-on Software Subscription Program, automotive professionals now have access to continuous diagnostic software upgrades and affordable payment plans. The company says automatic subscription updates make it easier for shops and technicians to have comprehensive coverage to perform at their peak. This program delivers continually updated […]

CCIF calls for donations from industry to support Haiti ARISE

  Tom Bissonette of Parr Auto Body at the future site of Haiti’s collision repair school.  Help is being sought to purchase equipment, train instructors, and secure other needed items.                           Toronto, Ontario — July 14, 2014 — The Canadian Collision Industry Forum (CCIF) […]