Tuesday Ticker: April 3, 2018

Chinese officials react to Trump’s new import-export tariffs on aluminum.

By Jeff Sanford   Toronto, Ontario — April 2, 2018 — In this week’s Tuesday Ticker, aluminum melt-down, major merger,  and much, much more.   The potential for a global trade war has to be worrying for anyone in business. The Chinese are reacting to Trump’s recent tariffs on steel and aluminum with new quotas […]

Mark Weeks appointed general manager for Fix Auto Atlantic region

Mark Weeks, newly appointed general manager for Fix Auto Atlantic region.

By CRM Staff   Halifax, Nova Scotia — April 3, 2018 — In a new press release, Fix Auto has announced the appointment of Mark Weeks as general manager for the Fix Auto Network, Atlantic region.   Weeks has been with the Fix Auto family for over three years as a strategic partner developer in […]

PPG announces Q2 training schedule

Classes are designed to ensure that paint technicians stay up to date with the continuous technological advances of PPG products.

By CRM Staff   Strongsville, Ohio — April 3, 2018 — PPG Commercial Coatings announced its upcoming training schedule for April, May and June in a recent press release.   Classes will be held across the U.S. and Canada at PPG Business Development Centres and various additional field locations. They are designed to ensure that […]

Former news anchor reports on his own collision at the scene

Former news anchor, Lloyd Robertson.

By CRM Staff   Toronto, Ontario — April 2, 2018 — On Thursday, retired CTV anchor Lloyd Robertson was given the nudge he needed to get back in front of a news camera – one that also sent him careening on the highway.   The venerable newsman, who retired in 2013, reported on his own […]

Gerber and the Boyd Group commit to training and equipment

By CRM Staff   Toronto, Ontario — April 2, 2018 — Gerber Collision and Glass’s parent company, the Boyd Group, will continue to invest heavily in collision repair equipment, in response to the increasing importance of OEM certifications. Last year, the company doubled its budget for such capital investments from under 1 percent to 1.8 […]

Centennial College hosts info session for Tropicana students

Future Tropicana students touring Centennial College's facilities.

By CRM Staff   Toronto, Ontario — April 2, 2018 — This past Friday, Centennial College invited a number of interested student applicants from Tropicana Employment Centre for an information session and a tour of the autobody and collision repair lab. They also toured the welding lab and the paint booth areas. This was preceded […]

Fix Auto welcomes family-run shop in Verona to the network

A few members of the Fix Auto Verona team. From left to right: Gail Reynolds (office manager), Paul McCormack (manager), Mike Arney (estimator).

By CRM Staff Verona, Ontario — April 2, 2018 — Fix Auto recently announced the addition of Fix Auto Verona to the network. Family history is the main reason owners Larry and Alan Revell have been in the industry for so long. “We’ve been in the collision industry for 58 years and have enjoyed working […]