Survey: Following OEM procedures best way to avoid liability

The majority of survey respondents believe a similar judgment could be handed down here, but dissenters note that Canada’s litigation laws are somewhat different from those found in the US.

By Mike Davey Hamilton, Ontario — October 17, 2017 — The need to follow OEM procedures has been mentioned by numerous industry figures and OEM position statements, but the recent verdict against John Eagle Collision Centre in Texas has thrown the situation into stark relief. In brief, the facility did not follow OEM procedure when […]

Mitchell launches AI-enabled estimate review; signs integration agreement with OEConnection

Mitchell AI

By Allison Preston San Diego, California — October 17, 2017 — Mitchell has announced the launch of Mitchell WorkCenter Assisted Review, which the company says is the first integrated workflow solution to leverage artificial intelligence (AI) for the estimate review process. By using visual computing to analyze photos, the solution uses machine-learning technology to help […]

Carrossier ProColor Lachute awarded Clé Verte platinum certification

The team at Carrossier ProColor Lachute. The facility has recently been certified as a platinum member of the Clé Verte program, a Quebec-based program that recognizes environmental excellence in the automotive industry.

By CRM Staff Lachute, Quebec — October 17, 2017 — The Carrossier ProColor network, a member of CSN Collision Centres, has announced that its Carrossier ProColor Lachute collision repair facility has been certified as a platinum member of the Clé Verte (Green Key) program. Following on from its two gold certifications, a statement from the […]

CCIF Skills Program set for rebrand and new event

Skills Canada

By Tom Davis Edmonton, Alberta — October 17, 2017 —The CCIF Skills Program has announced it will rebrand to the “Skills Canada Collision Repair Program” in 2018, and will add a new component to the 2018 Skills Canada National Competition – the Skills Canada Automotive Technology Summit.  Since 2008, the collision repair industry has been […]

US Justice Department requests info on Kobe Steel falsified data

Kobe Steel

By Tom Davis Tokyo, Japan — October 18, 2017 — The United States Department of Justice has demanded that Kobe Steel provide documentation in regards to its faked product data scandal. The news comes after the company, which is based in Japan, released a statement last week reporting that its aluminum and copper business had […]