CCIF Preview: Jim Dickson of Rio Tinto talks aluminum

Jim Dickson is the Director of Global Automotive Strategy at Rio Tinto. He will address CCIF on aluminum on January 29.

By Jeff Sanford Toronto, Ontario — January 20, 2016 — The biggest gathering in the history of the Canadian collision repair industry is barely a week away. The Canadian Collision Industry Forum (CCIF) Cars & Technology Showcase takes place January 28 and 29 in Vaughan, Ontario. Collision Repair magazine recently chatted with Jim Dickson, Director […]

Think local: Boyd’s Kelowna locations step up to promote Okanagan College

Methal Abougoush of Boyd Autobody & Glass in Kelowna. He recently donated a vehicle to help promote Okanagan College's Collision Repair programs.

Kelowna, British Columbia — January 20, 2016 — Methal Abougoush is taking a proactive approach to solving the skills shortage. Abougoush is the owner of Kelowna’s Boyd Autobody & Glass locations, and he recently presented Okanagan College with a mobile collision repair demonstration vehicle which can be transported to local high schools. Abougoush sits as […]

US MSOs compared: Repairer Driven News looks at the major chains

Repairer Driven News has compared how the major US consolidators stacked up in 2015.

By John Huetter, Repairer Driven News Wyoming, Michigan — January 20, 2016 — Major collision repair groups continued to add to their chains in 2015, and while there might be fewer midsize MSOs to buy or franchise, they’re likely to continue scooping up shops across the country to bolster their networks. The chains still make […]

Walmec introduces 5 Micron Compressed Air Filter

The 5 Micron Compressed Air Filter from Walmec North America.

Mazeppa, Minnesota — January 20, 2016 — Walmec North America has released the 5 Micron Compressed Air Filter to provide point-of-use filtration of liquids, oils and other contaminants. According to Walmec North America, this two-stage filter is designed to operate most effectively when placed near the point of use. It has a five micron rating, […]