David Smith to head up AkzoNobel’s car refinish operations east of the Mississippi

Canadian David Smith of AkzoNobel has been appointed as the new US East Market Regional Sales Leader for the company.

By CRM Staff Toronto, Ontario — May 10, 2017 — David Smith, AkzoNobel’s Country Manager for Canada, has been appointed as the new US East Market Regional Sales Leader. In effect, Smith will now be in charge of all of the company’s US vehicle refinish operations east of the Mississippi. Smith joined the AkzoNobel organization […]

Technician prep course coming in June

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By CRM Staff Toronto, Ontario — May 10, 2017 — Collision Industry Information Assistance (CIIA) has scheduled a new class to help unlicensed techs successfully complete Ontario’s provincial trades license exam. CIIA is currently offering the Certificate of Qualification prep course in Toronto, Ontario, near Pearson International Airport. The format is four full days. The […]

Alex Humphries of Finixa on how constraints drive innovation

Alex Humphries and Jason Chusing of Finixa. Humphries travels the world on behalf of the company, which gives him a unique perspective on how shop operations differ from country to country.

By Barett Poley Toronto, Ontario — May 10, 2017 — According to Alex Humphries, Sales Manager at Finixa – Chemicar, there are some major differences between how the collision repair industry functions in Canada and how it works in Europe. Humphries’ work takes him to many different countries around the world and gives him a […]

Carrossier ProColor donates $15,000 for flood relief

Recent and unprecedented flooding in Quebec has prompted Carrossier ProColor to make a major donation to the Canadian Red Cross to help with flood relief efforts.

Montreal, Quebec — May 10, 2017 — The Carrossier ProColor network, a member of CSN COLLISION CENTRES, has announced it will donate $15,000 to the Canadian Red Cross to help families who are severely affected by the recent spring flooding throughout Quebec. “It is our duty to provide support to those affected, including many of […]

Global scrap market predicted to grow to 997.9 million tons by 2021

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London, United Kingdom — May 10, 2017 — Analysts from research firm Technavio predict that the global scrap metal recycling market will grow to 997.9 million metric tons by 2021, with a combined annual growth rate (CAGR) of more than 3 percent. The research study by Technavio on the global scrap metal recycling market for […]

Federal government reveals proposed asbestos regs

No OEM currently uses asbestos brake pads. However, some overseas aftermarket manufacturer still use the material.

Ottawa, Ontario — May 10, 2017 — The federal government has pledged to ban asbestos and asbestos-containing products by 2018. The comprehensive ban will include new regulations that ban the manufacture, use, import and export of asbestos and establish new federal workplace health and safety rules that will drastically limit the risk of people coming […]

Video lays out the recycling process in building blocks

The video, created by seventh grader Jacob Folwell, lays out the automotive recycling process in stop-motion animation.

By CRM Staff New Orleans, Louisiana — May 10, 2017 — Jacob Folwell has managed to present a view of automotive recycling that’s probably unlike anything you’ve seen before. And he managed to do it while in the seventh grade. Folwell is the grand prize winner of a video and poster design contest held by […]