Survey Says: Mechanical measuring more common, but electronic provides more accuracy

The majority of survey respondents use both mechanical and electronic measuring systems. Some, however, depend solely on mechanical measuring.

By Mike Davey Hamilton, Ontario — January 31, 2017 — There’s never been a time in collision repair when measuring wasn’t important, but we’ve certainly come a long way from the time when the term “rule of thumb” could be taken literally. Our most recent survey asked our readers about the preferred methods of measuring […]

Basic estimating class coming to London

The basic estimating course will be held in Fanshawe College's Z building, home of the college's Centre for Applied Transportation Technologies.

Hamilton, Ontario — January 31, 2017 — Registration is now open for the next class of Collision Industry Information Assistance’s (CIIA) basic estimating collision repair training course, taking place in London, Ontario at Fanshawe College. This marks the 21st year that CIIA has run the course. The basic estimating course is designed to help shop […]

CARSTAR expands in Pembroke

Rick Hunton (left), Manager of CARSTAR Pembroke and General Manager Pat Watts.

Hamilton, Ontario — January 31, 2017 — CARSTAR Canada has announced the opening of a new location, CARSTAR Pembroke (Butler). The new store is located at 110 Matthews Avenue in Pembroke, Ontario. The facility is owned by Charlie Butler, with Pat Watts serving as General Manager and Rick Hunton as Manager. “We are pleased to […]

AkzoNobel and Dave Kindig collaborate on new paint line

Dave Kindig, customer builder and host of 'Bitchin' Rides' on Discovery, visits AkzoNobel's manufacturing location in Pontiac, Michigan. Kindig and AkzoNobel are collaborating on a new paint line.

By Barett Poley Las Vegas, Nevada — January 31, 2017 — A year in the making, SEMA 2017 will play host to the reveal of a paint line collaboration between AkzoNobel and famed custom car builder Dave Kindig, host of “Bitchin’ Rides” on Discovery’s Velocity Channel. The paint line is a ground-breaker for AkzoNobel, as […]