CCIF launches new scholarship program

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By CRM Staff Ottawa, Ontario — May 2, 2017 — The Canadian Collision Industry Forum (CCIF) has announced a new sponsorship program that the organization says will provide industry support and assistance to participating post-secondary autobody colleges across the country. According to a statement from CCIF, the new Collision Industry-Education sponsorship program offers many ways to […]

Study: Streets racers five times more likely to be involved in collisions

A new study shows that engaging in street racing means a higher likelihood of being involved in a collision overall, even outside of the street racing itself.

Toronto, Ontario — May 2, 2017 — Street racers are more likely to be involved in collisions than other motorists, according to researchers from Western University and the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH). While this result may seem incredibly obvious, the researchers weren’t examining just the data from collisions that occurred during street […]

Latest survey shows increase in total losses

The majority of survey respondents indicated that total losses have increased in the last three years, with the minority indicating they stayed the same. The shops surveyed were also given the option of indicating that total losses had decreased, but this answer received no responses.

Hamilton, Ontario — May 2, 2017 — Total losses seem to be on the rise over the last few years, according to the results of our latest survey. Collision Repair magazine runs new surveys every week. Our next survey looks at subcontracting, specifically mechanical and glass work. You can participate in the new survey at […]

CARSTAR opens two locations in Alberta

CARSTAR Edmonton Parsons Road, one of two new CARSTAR facilities to open recently in Alberta.

Hamilton, Ontario — May 2, 2017 — CARSTAR is expanding in Alberta with the announcement of two new facilities: CARSTAR Drayton Valley and CARSTAR Edmonton Parsons Road. CARSTAR Drayton Valley is owned and operated by Mark Baker. “The CARSTAR team has already set our location up for success by providing the support and expertise needed […]