SEMA issues calls for speakers and seminar leaders

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Diamond Bar, California — December 6, 2016 — You’ve expanded your knowledge of the industry over the years and now it might be time to share it with your peers. SEMA has announced it is now accepting applications for seminar leaders for the 2017 SEMA Show, taking place October 31 to November 3, 2017, in […]

CIIA to present session on Stolen and Salvage Vehicle inspection program

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London, Ontario — December 8, 2016 — Collision Industry Information Assistance (CIIA) has announced it will host a presentation designed to introduce repair professionals to the Ontario Stolen and Salvage Vehicle inspection program that is currently available for collision repair and autobody facilities in Ontario. The program currently has about 300 facilities participating. This update […]

Results of shop type survey, next survey looks at scanning habits

This chart shows a breakdown of the 'ecosystem' among our survey respondents.

Peterborough, Ontario — December 6, 2016 — The results of our first survey are in! Last week, Collision Repair magazine introduced a new weekly survey to help provide you with a snapshot of various aspects of the autobody business and the larger automotive claims economy. Every Wednesday, we’ll bring you a fresh survey, along with […]

CARSTAR hosts Immersion Conference for new franchisees

New franchisees came from all across North America for the first CARSTAR Immersion Conference. The sessions include a number of shop tours, including CARSTAR Rymal Road in Hamilton, Ontario.

By Mike Davey Hamilton, Ontario — December 6, 2016 — Running a business is tough, but a new training initiative by CARSTAR is designed to help new franchisees hit the ground running. It’s an intensive, three-day course that promises to bring shop owners who are new to CARSTAR up to speed on many of the […]