Automotive Commodity Exchange and MCI Cores announce merger

ACE and MCI Cores logos

St. Louis, Missouri — February 24, 2016 — Automotive Commodity Exchange (ACE) and MCI Cores (MCI) have signed a definitive merger agreement. This agreement combines the collection, harvesting, and distribution of “big” automotive cores and commodities processed by ACE with that of the “small” automotive cores and commodities processed by MCI. “Big” automotive cores encompass […]

Rotary Lift introduces ’90 Second Know How’ video series

Rotary Lift has introduced a new video series called '90 Second Know How.' The videos even feature a stopwatch in the corner.

Madison, Indiana — February 24, 2016 — Got 90 seconds to spare? Rotary Lift wants to answer your questions regarding vehicle lifts, and the company promises it will take less than two minutes. The company is drawing on its more than 90 years of experience designing and manufacturing vehicle lifts to answer frequently asked lift […]

DeVilbiss introduces new TEKNA Basecoat spray gun

The new TEKNA Basecoat spray gun from DeVilbiss.

Swanton, Ohio — February 24, 2016 — DeVilbiss Automotive Refinishing has launched the first in a new range of material specific premium spray guns. According to a statement from DeVilbiss, the new TEKNA Basecoat spray gun is designed to spray well at low pressures with exceptional metallic control and reduced overspray. The TEKNA Basecoat guns […]

Axalta boosts training access with launch of Axalta Learning Campus

Axalta has recently launched the Axalta Learning Campus in Canada. The web portal allows repairers to take courses online and to register for courses at the Axalta Learning and Development Centers.

Ajax, Ontario — February 24, 2016 — Training is frequently needed in collision repair, but despite strides made in recent years it can still be difficult for some repairers to access. A new initiative launched by Axalta Coating Systems promises to help relieve some of that difficulty. The company has just announced the launch of […]

Ottawa’s CARSTAR Southbank opens new appraisal centre

CARSTAR Southbank Appraisal franchise partners. From left: Guy Parker, Dealer Principal; Louise Michaud, Collision Manager and Paul Monette, Glass Manager.

Hamilton, Ontario — February 24, 2016 — CARSTAR Canada has announced the opening of CARSTAR Southbank Appraisal, located at 1255 Johnston Road in Ottawa, Ontario. CARSTAR Southbank Appraisal is located in the Southbank Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram dealership. According to a statement from CARSTAR, the drive-in appraisal centre offers a quick and easy encounter, while […]

Video: Modern shredders are a ‘technological wonder’

A shredder going full speed ahead. A modern shredder is capable of processing a staggering amount of material per hour.

Hamilton, Ontario — February 24, 2016 — It’s a vital component of the automotive recycling value chain, but how often do we think of the humble shredder? The old saying is “out of sight, out mind,” but we would do well to consider the benefits this provides to the automotive recycling industry and the world. Today’s […]

Hollander’s InPart to power online parts market

Hollander logo

By Jeff Sanford Plymouth, Minnesota — February 24, 2016 — The advent of online marketplaces has changed many industries. This has been true in the case of providers of recycled parts in North America, but get ready for the next level of connectivity in the parts market. In a recent conversation with Canadian Auto Recyclers magazine, […]