Sam Piercey Foundation will help apprentices achieve their best

Sam Piercey and his beloved wife Diane. The Budds' Christmas party this year will help to raise donations for the Sam Piercey Foundation.

By Barett Poley Oakville, Ontario — December 7, 2016 — Budds’ Collision Services will hold its annual Christmas party December 16 from 1 to 4 p.m. This year, the traditional event will also help to raise donations for the newly founded Sam Piercey Foundation, supporting young collision repair apprentices in the industry.     The foundation […]

Axalta celebrates sale of 40,000 spectrophotometer

Mike Carr, Axalta's President - North America and Michael Gogoel, President of BYK-Gardner USA with a commemorative spectrophotometer painted with Brilliant Blue, Axalta’s North American Automotive Color of the Year 2016.

Glen Mills, Pennsylvania — December 7, 2016 — More than 40,000 Axalta spectrophotometers have been put to work throughout the industry over the years. Mike Carr, Axalta’s President for North America and Michael Gogoel, BYK-Gardner USA President, recently unveiled a commemorative Acquire Plus EFX spectrophotometer painted in Brilliant Blue, Axalta’s North American Automotive Color of the […]

Ingersoll Rand launches new PowerSocket sizes and IQV20 combo kits

IQV20 combo kits from Ingersoll Rand.

Davidson, North Carolina — December 7, 2016 — Ingersoll Rand has introduced six new PowerSocket sizes and IQV20 Series Combo Kits. The PowerSocket is now available in six additional sizes: 18mm, 22mm, 24mm, 3/4-inch, 7/8-inch and 15/16-inch to accompany the existing 17mm, 19mm, 21mm, 26mm and 27mm sizes. “More PowerSocket sizes means more versatility for […]

Registration for CCIAP now free, shops only pay when ready for audit

By Mike Davey Ottawa, Ontario — December 7, 2016 — The Canadian Collision Industry Accreditation Program (CCIAP) has announced a change that should make it easier for repairers to join the program and track their progress. There is now no charge for a repair facility to create an account and start tracking their progress. They’re […]

Open letter to Prime Minister calls for asbestos ban

An asbestos mine in Quebec. Mining asbestos remains legal in Canada, but the last mine closed down in 2011.

Ottawa, Ontario — December 7, 2016 — Canada’s auto recyclers have another ally in the fight to ban asbestos imports. In fact, there are multiple allies from across the country. An open letter was submitted to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on December 7 that calls for a comprehensive asbestos ban. The letter was signed by […]

OARA Convention preview: Paul D’Adamo on how inventory may be choking your business

Paul D'Adamo will serve as the keynote speaker at the upcoming OARA Convention.

By Barett Poley Markham, Ontario — December 7, 2016 — It’s Canada’s biggest event dedicated to automotive recycling, and this year’s Ontario Automotive Recyclers Association (OARA) Convention promises more events, speakers and attractions than ever before. The OARA Annual Convention and Trade Show is scheduled for March 30 to April 1, 2017 at Hilton Toronto/Markham […]