Shareholders OK $6.5 billion Solera sale

Solera and Vista Equity logos.

By Jeff Sanford Toronto, Ontario — December 9, 2015 — Shareholders overwhelmingly accepted the $6.5 billion that Vista Equity Partners had offered for outstanding shares of software provider, Solera. The vote was described as a “landslide” in favour of the deal. And no wonder, Vista’s final offer of $6.5 billion was nearly double an August […]

BASF’s future: Timothy Dawe on what’s next and his newly created role

Tim Dawe, BASF Automotive Refinish Sales Director for North America.

By Jeff Sanford Toronto, Ontario — December 9, 2015 — Collision Repair magazine recently reported Timothy P. Dawe has been appointed the new North American Sales Director for BASF Automotive Refinish. Dawe recently took a few minutes out to speak to us about his new role. Dawe comes to his new position with more than […]

Landry Automobiles joins Carrossier ProColor

CP logo

Laval, Quebec — December 9, 2015 — Landry Automobiles has joined the Carrossier ProColor network, and will now operate as Carrossier ProColor Sainte-Rose Laval Sainte-Rose (Laval). The facility has a long and rich history, having been based in Laval for nearly seventy years. “It is a great honor for us to welcome this renowned body […]

Reid’s Automotive Recycling wins environmental sustainability award

LEFT: Matt Reid accepting the finalist award for Environmental Sustainability. RIGHT: Teresa Reid accepting the Environmental Sustainability award on behalf of Reid’s Automotive Recycling & Alloy Wheel repair from George Strappa, Dean of Business at Douglas College.

By Mike Davey Burnaby, British Columbia — December 9, 2015 — Reid’s Automotive Recycling has been chosen as this year’s recipient of the Burnaby Board of Trade Excellence Award in the Environmental Sustainability Award Category. The Burnaby Business Excellence awards honour and celebrate businesses, entrepreneurs and not-for-profit organizations for their contributions to the local economy […]

Impact Auto Auctions purchases Sudbury Auto Auction

Impact Auto Auctions logo

Mississauga, Ontario — December 9, 2015 — Impact Auto Auctions has announced it has purchased the assets of Sudbury Auto Auction (SAA). Located at 90 National Street in Sudbury, the auction, which covers 17 acres, serves the northern Ontario fleet and dealer communities. Through the transaction, Impact Auto Auctions also becomes the sole owner of Impact Auto Auction Sudbury. “We are excited to be adding the talented team at Sudbury Auto Auction to our national auction network,” said Terry […]

Copart opens Moncton facility, integrates Montreal

Vinnie Mitz, President of Copart; Steve Macaluso, Managing Director for Copart Canada; Robert Goguen, at the time MP for Moncton—Riverview—Dieppe, and Peter Beers, GM of the Moncton location of Copart, at the new facility's grand opening.

Courtice, Ontario — December 9, 2015 — Copart Canada has announced the grand opening of the Moncton, New Brunswick location and the full integration of Copart’s Virtual Bidding – The Third Generation (VB3) technology at the Montreal, Québec location. Both locations have successfully hosted online auctions using VB3 technology, and have reportedly received a high […]