Does the Trans Pacific Partnership mean a flood of cheap auto parts?

The Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) is currently being negotiated, but an unexpected deal may allow Japan to sell vehicles within the TPP that utilize parts from outside countries such as Thailand.

By Jeff Sanford Toronto, Ontario — August 7, 2015 — Stephen Harper’s Conservative government is currently negotiating a free-trade deal known as the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). A couple of surprise developments have slowed the negotiations–could an unexpected, last minute deal see North American flooded with cheap Asian autoparts? Officials from countries involved in the deal […]

Insurance side: Zurich evaluates, financials for Q2 and FSCO creates a furor

FSCO created a furor when it noted the Liberal government has failed to reduce auto insurance premiums by 15 per cent as promised in the last election.

By Jeff Sanford Toronto, Ontario — August 7, 2015 — A lot of news from the insurance side of the auto claims economy this week, especially considering the flood of financial reports released as companies finish crunching the numbers for the second quarter of 2015. Here’s a quick round up: – Zurich Insurance Group announced […]

CSN-Dana’s Collision sponsors trophies for a special race

Austin Riley (left) and Dana Alexander present the CSN trophy to Stephen Oliver.

By Jeff Sanford Fredericton, New Brunswick — August 7, 2015 — When Dana Alexander got a call from a good friend asking if he could sponsor a go-kart race, there was no way to say no. “I am a huge race fan. And I’m a supporter of local events,” says Alexander. As the owner of […]

Chip Foose’s Glasurit painted ‘Impostor’ takes top award at NACE

Members of the BASF Automotive Refinish team accepting the top custom car award with Chip Foose. From left to right: Justin Griffin, BASF Sales Development Intern; Marcus Grant, BASF Sales Development Intern; Steve Shemanski, BASF Customer Care Representative; Chip Foose; Tina Nelles, BASF Marketing Services Manager and Kate Kalahar, BASF Customer Care Representative

Detroit, Michigan — August 7, 2015 — Chip Foose of Foose Design won the Top Custom Car Award from the Automotive Service Association (ASA) at the recent NACE show in Detroit for his restyled 1965 Chevy Impala “Impostor.” Impostor features a custom paint from BASF’s Glasurit 90-Line in Impostor Pearl Dark and Impostor Pearl Light. […]