New regs in Ontario for towing and storage now in effect

Ontario MTO logo.

Toronto, Ontario — July 4, 2016 — New rules are now in effect if you repair, tow or store vehicles in Ontario. The new regulations under the Repair and Storage Liens Act (RSLA) officially took effect on July 1, 2016. Further regulations under RSLA will come into force starting January 1, 2017. The new RSLA […]

Caliber CEO makes Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year list

Steve Grimshaw, CEO of Caliber Collision. Grimshaw took over leadership of the company in 2009.

Lewisville, Texas — July 4, 2016 — The collision repair industry across North America has reason to be proud. Steve Grimshaw, CEO of US-based consolidator Caliber Collision, has been named Ernst & Young’s 2016 Southwest Entrepreneur of the Year in the services category. The Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Awards is a global […]

Global auto production continued to increase in first half of 2016

The chart above shows global automotive sales outlook for various regions. Image and figures courtesy of Scotiabank.

Toronto, Ontario — July 4, 2016 — The automotive industry is still doing a bang-up business from the global perspective. Worldwide car sales posted another solid advance, climbing 4 percent over the same period in 2016 and continuing the string of strong gains since last September. Western Europe and China led the way, with both […]

Talented Canadian customizer struggles in wake of collision

A model poses for a calendar shoot with a mini truck Wes Mclean worked on. McLean was a rising star in mini truck when he was involved in a collision in 2012.

By Jeff Sanford Campbell River, British Columbia — July 4, 2016 — Over the Canada Day long weekend many enjoyed a blissful three days off. Others, such as Wes Mclean, one-time owner of Wes Works Custom Shop in Campbell River, BC, worried about how they’ll survive the days ahead. Mclean is a talented painter and […]