CARSTAR takes on the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

  CARSTAR execs took a icy dousing in the name of a good cause. The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge challenges participants to donate $10 and nominate others to do the same. ALS Canada has seen more than $5.6 million raised since July 29, 2014.        By Mike Davey Hamilton, Ontario — August 25, […]

3M launches Cubitron II for faster sanding

      London, Ontario — August 25, 2014 — 3M has announced the launch of a new product, one that the company says is a cutting-edge innovation in abrasive technology, in terms of providing both a faster cut rate and longer functional life.  3M says its new Cubitron II Clean Sanding Hookit Disc is […]

Celette offers new pricing packages on Ford dedicated fixture sets

  Celette has rolled out new pricing packages on its Ford fixture sets.    Toronto, Ontario — August 25, 2014 — Celette has announced new pricing packages on Ford dedicated fixture sets, covering models up to 2014. There are three packages available. The Ford Premium Package costs $6,000
 and allows you to choose four dedicated […]

Arrest made in connection with Toronto shop fire

Toronto, Ontario — August 25, 2014 — Police have arrested a 31-year-old man after two cars were set on fire in the North York area of Toronto. The fires were set early Sunday morning, near the intersection of Jane St. and Wilson Ave. Toronto Fire Services received a call at 1:48 a.m., reporting a vehicle […]

Empire Collision celebrates 5 decades in Edmonton

  The Empire Collision team at their South Edmonton location, on 9000 60 Ave. NW.   By Melissa Hayes Edmonton, Alberta — August 25, 2014 — When Empire Collision South opened its doors to the public the evening of August 21, it let in a wealth of history and city pride as hundreds gathered to […]

Ford recalls over 160,000 vehicles in North America

Detroit, Michigan — August 25, 2014 — Ford has issued a recall for some of its vehicles in North America over two separate safety issues. Ford is in the process of notifying customers and will repair the vehicles free of charge.  Nearly 160,000 Escape and Focus ST cars are being recalled, as Ford has discovered […]

Industry gets injection of fresh blood with 2014 AYCE grads

  Proud graduates at AYCE’s 2014 Auto Body Collision and Damage Repairer Graduation and Appreciation Event.   By Melissa Hayes Toronto, Ontario — August 25, 2014 — The months of hard work and dedication paid off for this year’s AYCE auto body collision class as they took centre stage during the program’s 2014 graduation ceremony. […]