Registration opens for CCIF Fredericton

The next meeting of CCIF will take place at the Delta Fredericton in Fredericton, New Brunswick.

Ottawa, Ontario — March 28, 2017 — Registration is now open for the next meeting of the Canadian Collision Industry Forum (CCIF). The meeting takes place May 26, 2017 at Delta Fredericton in Fredericton, New Brunswick. A welcome reception is set for May 25. CCIF brings together repairers, insurers, suppliers and OEM representatives under one […]

Dollars and Sense: False Creek Collision retrofits for energy efficiency

Bernhard Rubbert, owner of False Creek Collision, outside of his shop in Burnaby. The facility has recently completed an energy efficiency retrofit that promises to both reduce costs and diminish the shop's carbon footprint.

Burnaby, British Columbia — March 28, 2017 — Bernhard Rubbert, owner of BC’s False Creek Collision, says making the decision to move forward with an energy efficiency retrofit was a “no brainer.” The team at False Creek Collision are always looking for new technology and lean business ideas to improve performance and reduce the shop’s […]

Survey: Spectrophotometers common, but not universal

The chart above shows reader responses to our survey. While spectrophotometers are certainly widespread, not all shops use them.

By Mike Davey Hamilton, Ontario — March 28, 2017 — Matching colours can be the bane of a painter’s existence, but tools, both high-tech and low, exist to help them achieve a match that’s as accurate as possible. Our latest survey asked readers to let us know which tools are in use in their shop. […]

IARC: Industry experts discuss the challenge of acquiring end-of-life vehicles

Access to quality, late-model salvage is a topic of concern for recyclers around the world. The challenge was recently discussed at IARC 2017 in Berlin, Germany.

Berlin, Germany — March 28, 2017 — Finding quality salvage vehicles is a challenge for recyclers worldwide. A number of sector representatives came together recently at the International Automobile Recycling Congress (IARC) 2017 to discuss various proposals to meet this challenge. The event took place March 22 to 24 at Hotel Palace in Berlin, Germany. […]

Hollander can help with uploading images to Car-Part.com

Car-Part.com says that 67 percent of consumers say the quality of a product image is very important in selecting and purchasing products.

Fort Wright, Kentucky — March 28, 2017 — Car-Part.com has some great news for Powerlink users using EDEN Pics who have not yet been able to upload their images to Car-Part.com. According to the company, most Powerlink users who subscribe to Car-Part Gold are already uploading their images to online part listings on Car-Part.com, Car-Part […]

Final agenda revealed for OARA Convention

The 2017 OARA Convention and Trade Show takes place at the Hilton Toronto/Markham Suites Conference Centre.

Toronto, Ontario — March 29, 2017 — Canada’s largest event dedicated to automotive recycling will open its doors tomorrow at 8:30 a.m.  The 2017 OARA Convention and Trade Show officially kicks off at the Hilton Toronto/Markham Suites Conference Centre in Markham, Ontario. The event runs for two full days on March 31 and April 1. […]