BASF teams up with Driven to Cure for Paint with a Purpose promotion

BASF presents a $10,000 cheque to Andrew and Bruce Lee of Driven to Cure. From left: Bruce Lee of DTC, Marvin Gillfillan of BASF, Andrew Lee of DTC and Dan Bihlmeyer of BASF.

Florham Park, New Jersey — February 15, 2017 — BASF has launched a new fundraising promotion in partnership with Driven to Cure (DTC), a charity with the goal of raising awareness and additional research funding for rare kidney cancers. The new promotion is called Paint with a Purpose. Andrew Lee is the President and CEO […]

Fix Auto Thunder Bay South achieves I-CAR Gold Class

The team at Fix Auto Thunder Bay South. The facility has recently achieved I-CAR Gold Class, thanks in part to an in-house training centre.

Thunder Bay, Ontario — February 15, 2017 — Fix Auto Thunder Bay South has achieved I-CAR Gold Class. For a bodyshop to qualify, it must have a minimum of one I-CAR Platinum Individual as a Role Representative in each of the following four roles: Refinish Technician, Steel Structural Technician, Non-Structural Technician and Estimator. Fix Auto […]

AIA Canada launches labour market project

By Mike Davey Ottawa, Ontario — February 15, 2017 — Every repairer has seen firsthand the advancing technology in today’s vehicles. In turn, this level of advancement requires that technicians and other production staff must learn new skills to ensure safe and high-quality repairs. It’s essential for shop owners to have access to useful and […]

Abbotsford police uncover chop shop

Abbotsford police officers attempting to arrest Dean Andrew Douglas Sykes at a rural property may not have gotten their man, but they did recover an estimated $100,000 in stolen property, primarily cars and trucks.

Abbotsford, British Columbia — February 15, 2017 — Abbotsford police didn’t find the man they were looking for when they went to a property in the 27600 block of Downes Rd. in Abbotsford, but they did uncover what appears to be evidence of a chop shop. Officers were attempting to arrest Dean Andrew Douglas Sykes, […]

Tim O’Day named Chief Operating Officer of IAA

Tim O’Day has been named COO of IAA. Concurrent with O’Day’s appointment, Terry Daniels of Impact will expand his responsibilities to include both Canada and Global Market Development.

Westchester, Illinois — February 15, 2017 — Insurance Auto Auctions has announced that Tim O’Day has been named the company’s Chief Operating Officer (COO), reporting to IAA CEO and President John Kett. “Tim has strong strategy and management expertise and a proven track record of driving customer value through effective and efficient operations,” said Kett. […]

Hollander Training Summit coming to OARA Convention

Hollander has announced it will hold six regional Training Summit events in 2017.

Minneapolis, Minnesota — February 15, 2017 — Hollander has announced the first two of six planned regional Hollander Training Summit events the company will conduct in 2017. The first Summit will be in Atlanta on Saturday, March 18, 2017, and the second in Toronto on Saturday, April 1, 2017. The remaining four events will be […]

OARA adds Marty Hollingshead to speakers list, trade show now sold out

Marty Hollingshead of Northlake Auto Recyclers will speak on the importance of auto recycler data at the upcoming OARA Convention & Trade Show.

By Mike Davey London, Ontario — February 15, 2017 — The Ontario Automotive Recyclers Association (OARA) has announced that Marty Hollingshead has been added to the list of speakers appearing at this year’s Convention. The 2017 OARA Convention & Trade Show takes place March 30 to April 1 at the Hilton Toronto/Markham Suites Conference Centre […]

Bodyshop July 2015

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Bodyshop July 2014

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Bodyshop July 2013

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