Pfaff Autoworks Vaughan opens its doors

Pfaff Autoworks Vaughan opens its doors

By Jeff Sanford Vaughan, Ontario — July 14, 2015 — Pfaff Autoworks showed off its new repair facility in Vaughan, Ontario last week. Collision Repair magazine had a chance to tour the shop, which provides state-of-the-art repair capabilities for the expanding company. “The bodyshop is 26,000 sq. feet. We can do about 180, 170 cars a […]

Dr. Dent enters digital age with Facebook debut

Dr. Dent enters digital age with Facebook debut

 By Jeff Sanford Toronto, Ontario — July 14, 2015 — Long-time readers of Collision Repair magazine have followed the adventures of our cartoon hero, Dr. Dent. The star of our cartoon strip appears in each issue of the publication. But to this point the exploits of the good doctor have been confined to the pages […]

Collision repair industry continues to evolve in China

Collision repair industry continues to evolve in China

By Jeff Sanford Shanghai, China — July 14, 2015 — The world’s most populous country, China, is undergoing a profound one-time shift in the nature of its economy. Citizens are taking up the western car-based way of living for the first time in the country’s history—and western companies are helping to achieve this historic transition. […]

Pfaff Autoworks receives Audi Aluminum Collision Program certification

Pfaff Autoworks receives Audi Aluminum Collision Program certification

By Jeff Sanford Vaughan, Ontario — July 14 — Auto-repair group Pfaff Autoworks has announced it is now certified under the Audi All Model and Aluminum Collision Program. A recent award ceremony took place at the company’s location to document the certification. Jeff Pabst is the general manager at Pfaff. In an interview with Collision […]

Steve Smith joins Spanesi Americas, forms Automotive Collision Equipment of Florida

Steve Smith joins Spanesi Americas, forms Automotive Collision Equipment of Florida

Naperville, Illinois — July 13, 2015 — Spanesi Americas has announced a new addition to its distribution network. Steve Smith of Plant City, Florida and his staff will be joining the company, and will now operate under the name Automotive Collision Equipment of Florida (ACE). “I have had a long friendship with Steve of over […]

Carrossier ProColor, PurNat tackle Montagne-des-Roches Mountain clean-up

Carrossier ProColor, PurNat tackle Montagne-des-Roches Mountain clean-up

Laval, Quebec — July 13, 2015 — Carrossier ProColor recently took part in a community clean-up event of the Montagne-des-Roches Mountain. Volunteers from Carrossier ProColor and LKQ Pintendre gathered on June 6 at the mountain, located near Charlesbourg and Beauport, and helped remove more than 10 tons of waste from the immediate environment during the […]

NACE 2015 organizers launch smartphone app

NACE 2015 organizers launch smartphone app

Detroit, Michigan — July 13, 2015 — NACE | CARS organizers for the 2015 convention have released the event’s official smartphone app. The app—released June 25—will allow attendees to stay plugged into all of the news and events taking place both inside the convention and across Detroit when NACE rolls into the motor city’s Cobo […]

Buy a brick and support Haiti Arise at NACE

Buy a brick and support Haiti Arise at NACE

Toronto, Ontario — July 9, 2015 — Buy a brick, and you can change someone’s life. The Canadian Collision Industry Forum (CCIF) and the Collision Industry Council (CIC) are selling bricks at NACE to support Haiti Arise Technical School.  The organizations are working together on this important charitable project. Buy a brick at the CCIF […]

Is the bullet proof car market a potential business niche?

Is the bullet proof car market a potential business niche?

By Jeff Sanford Toronto, Ontario — July 9, 2015 — A recent media report notes that the global armoured-car industry is experiencing double-digit annual growth. In Central and South America drug trafficking, violent crime and decaying economies are driving huge interest in armoured vehicles. Venezuela is in economic meltdown. There, the armoured car industry is […]