Craftsman Collision expands into US

Craftsman Collision has recently opened its first store in the US.

By Jeff Sanford Toronto, Ontario — August 24, 2015 — Craftsman Collision has opened its first US store, located in sunny Long Beach, California. Craftsman Collision, of course, is well-known in western Canada. The company has 38 locations in markets throughout British Columbia and Alberta. The company’s owner, Bill Hatswell, is a well-known figure in […]

Chief introduces online leasing tools

Chief Automotive Technologies has introduced new leasing tools to help collision repair facilities access new equipment without a high initial fee.

Madison, Indiana — August 24, 2015 — Without advanced welders and the latest collision repair equipment, it can be difficult to properly repair today’s vehicles. But buying new equipment outright can be expensive and may not be the most efficient way for all collision centre owners to grow their businesses. According to a statement from […]

AkzoNobel expands U-TECH line with direct-to-metal primer

AkzoNobel expands U-TECH line with DTM primer.

Toronto, Ontario — August 24, 2015 — AkzoNobel’s Vehicle Refinishes business has announced the most recent extension to its commercial paint brand in North America, U-TECH E250 direct-to-metal (DTM) epoxy primer. The company says this all-in-one surfacer and sealer provides a comprehensive solution for both the commercial builder and refinishes market. As a high-solid, low-VOC, […]

Uni-Select becoming a market darling?

Uni-Select logo

By Jeff Sanford Boucherville, Quebec — August 24, 2015 — Not bad for a Canadian company in a niche sector. It seems Quebec parts distributor Uni-Select is developing a bit of a reputation as a bit of a stock market star. Most recently the company featured in a story that ran on the Bloomberg news […]