Concours Collision Centres achieves I-CAR Gold Glass at three locations

The team from Concours Collision Central in Calgary. The facility is one of three Concours Collision Centre facilities to achieve I-CAR Gold Class.

By Barett Poley Calgary, Alberta — May 3, 2017 — Three Concours Collision Centres facilities are now officially I-CAR Gold Class. Ken Friesen is the owner and operator of the Calgary-based repair chain. “From getting the idea in our heads to completion, the whole process took about a year and a half,” says Friesen. “But it […]

UAP launches Radical tools collection

Some entries in the new Radical line from UAP. Clockwise, from left: Four-drawer service cart, ratcheting wrench set and impact wrench. The line also includes a combination wrench set, gloves and a toolbox.

Montreal, Quebec — May 3, 2017 — UAP has launched a new collection of professional-quality UltraPro tools featuring a matte black finish. The Radical series includes a toolbox, impact wrench, ratcheting wrench set, a combination wrench set, gloves and a four-drawer service cart. The service cart is topped with a butcher block to provide an […]

Charges laid against shop’s co-owner in London fire

Fire crews respond to a fire at Quality Auto Body & Collision in London, Ontario in mid-April. The shop's co-owner has been charged with arson.

London, Ontario — May 3, 2017 — Charges have been laid against the co-owner of a bodyshop in London, Ontario, according to a statement from London Police Service. The charges stem from a fire that took place at Quality Auto Body & Collision in the early morning hours of April 18, 2017. The total damage from […]

New Boyd shop opens in Utah

Tim O’Day, President and COO of the Boyd Group (left) and Brock Bulbuck, CEO.

By CRM Staff Winnipeg, Manitoba — May 3, 2017 — The Winnipeg-based Boyd Group has announced the acquisition of a collision repair location in Orem, Utah. The centre previously operated as Adams G3 Collision Repair. The new facility will operate under the Gerber Collision & Glass name.  “We look forward to expanding our services in […]

Positive press for Logel’s Auto Parts

Logel's Auto Parts in Kitchener. The company was recently recognized for its community efforts with an article in the local paper.

By CAR Staff Kitchener, Ontario — May 3, 2017 — Logel’s Auto Parts in Kitchener got some positive press recently, thanks in large part to the automotive recycler’s community efforts. An article appeared in the Kitchener, Ontario newspaper The Record, extolling the virtues of the locally-owned and operated automotive recycling facility. “The mark of a […]

Is Tesla getting into the recycling game?

Tesla logo

By CAR Staff Peterborough, Ontario — May 3, 2017 — A report by Reuters has uncovered what may be a link between Tesla and a recycling company. This is especially intriguing given a statement made by the electric car manufacturer that indicated the company was “re-thinking the materials supply chain.” The company in question, Redwood […]

Tire Take Back launches with a dream come true

At the conclusion of last year's Tire Take Back event. From left: Rick Milne, Mayor of Alliston, Ontario; Nancy Sutherland, CEO of The Sunshine Foundation of Canada and Earl and Eileen Graham of Early’s Auto Parts.

Toronto, Ontario — May 3, 2017 — Unlike most kids her age, 12-year-old Nethulya will spend her summer vacation in the hospital recovering from a major hip surgery that will require a three-month stay and months of extensive physiotherapy. Living with cerebral palsy and an eye condition, Nethulya, from Newmarket, Ontario, uses a walker and […]