From the bodyshop to the corner office with CARSTAR’s Collin Welsh

CARSTAR's Collin Welsh was named director of franchise development for Canada last month.

By CRM Staff Toronto, Ontario — May 4, 2018 — In April, CARSTAR promoted Collin Welsh to serve as the director of franchise development for Canada. Welsh joined CARSTAR just six years ago, with his efforts focused in Eastern and Northern Ontario, cultivating relationships with CARSTAR franchise partners, enacting strategic growth plans in order to […]

Repairing in an Age of Change: why confidence—not overconfidence—is key

Peter Sziklai is the owner of Tsawwassen Collision.

Vancouver, B.C. — May 1, 2018 —  Fifteen-hundred MPa steel, composite structural materials, pre-scan and post-scan, calibration, OEM repair instructions, energy transfer paths and self-driving electric vehicles. Are these buzz words or are the changes occurring in the collision repair industry really much more significant than any we have seen before?   Most progressive operators believe […]

FinishMaster celebrates 50th anniversary

Steve Arndt, president and chief operating officer of FinishMaster.

By CRM Staff   Boucherville, Quebec — May 1, 2018 — FinishMaster recently announced the celebration of its 50th anniversary of operation.    On April 25, 1968 in Grand Rapids, Michigan, founder Jim White completed FinishMaster’s first transaction with the aspiration of delivering automotive aftermarket products to collision repair shops. Over the past 50 years, […]

Saskatchewan distracted driving initiative results in 711 offences

Distracted driving is the leading cause of all traffic collisions.

 By CRM Staff   Regina, Saskatchewan — May 1, 2018 — During the month of March, the Saskatchewan police force embarked on another Traffic Safety Spotlight to catch distracted drivers in the act.    Tactics police used included travelling in unmarked vehicles, standing plain-clothed on sidewalks and observing traffic flow from elevated vantage points. The […]

Collision Repair magazine 17#2 now available online

This issue of Collision Repair magazine focuses on celebrating the family businesses of the industry.

By CRM Staff Toronto, Ontario — April 1, 2018 — Media Matters is pleased to announce that the latest edition of Collision Repair magazine is now available online for readers. This special family celebrates the importance that family-run businesses have in our industry. “The team at Media Matters is dedicated to putting our readers first […]