Fix Automotive gives back during its national conference

During the Fix Automotive Network National Conference, a fun team building activity doubled as a way to help out two local charities.

By CRM Staff   Blainville, Quebec — May 18, 2018 — At its recent annual conference in Niagara, May 3-5, Fix Automotive challenged its attendees to a team building exercise – with a charitable twist.    Keeping the automotive industry in mind, the two teams were challenged with creating a giant race course out of […]

Tuesday Ticker: Fancy board members, Boyd releases financials

CEO of Boyd Brock Bulbuck (pictured above) says the company is on track in doubling its business by 2020.

Toronto, Ontario — May 22, 2018 — In this week’s Tuesday Ticker, Boyd units gain on another great quarter, the next step in global collision consolidation, fancy board members, and much, much more.   The Boyd Group this week released its financials for the first quarter. The Winnipeg-based collision repairer had another great three months. […]

Dave Luehr’s Elite Body Shop Solutions launches free monthly educational webinar series

Dave Luehr’s (pictured above) Elite Body Shop Solutions announced the launch of its free monthly educational webinar series, covering a wide range of topics.

By CRM Staff   Toronto, Ontario — May 19, 2018 — Dave Luehr’s Elite Body Shop Solutions announced the launch of its free monthly educational webinar series, covering a wide range of topics designed to keep collision repairers abreast of the latest information required to be successful in today’s challenging business environment.   “Each month, […]

AV Report: May 21, 2018

The number of self-driving cars on the road is expected to increase drastically by the end of 2019.

By Jeff Sanford   Toronto, Ontario — May 21, 2018 — In this week’s AV Report: Ford begins to fall behind in the AV race, GM thinks about post-human-control interiors, glitches in the California test fleet and much, much more!   Wall Street analysts following the auto industry are beginning to work the AV story […]

Honda presented with Automotive Excellence award

From left to right: Jody Hall, vice president, automotive market for SMDI; Automotive Excellence award recipient, Nic Goldsberry, senior design engineer at Honda and David Anderson, senior director, automotive market, SMDI.

By CRM Staff   Livonia, Michigan — May 18, 2018 — The Steel Market Development Institute (SMDI), a business unit of the American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI), recently awarded the “Automotive Excellence Award” to Honda Motor Company, for their advanced high-strength steel (AHSS) innovations in the 2018 Honda Odyssey. The award was presented by […]

Thomas Maple appointed general manager for Fix Automotive network British Columbia

Maple’s role will be to pursue the strategic development of all Fix Automotive network brands in B.C. and to support operations of the current Fix Auto, NOVUS Glass and Speedy Auto Service locations.]

By CRM Staff   Burnaby, British Columbia — May 18, 2018 — Fix Auto announced the appointment of Thomas Maple to general manager for the British Columbia region.     “We have seen tremendous growth in the West with over 90 Fix Automotive network brand locations now operating throughout Alberta, British Columbia and Saskatchewan,” said Steve […]

A Tougher Tablet: Durabook’s 11.6″ U11 tablet

Durabook’s tough tablet: the new 116 U11.

By CRM Staff   Toronto, Ontario — May 21, 2018 — Most tablets aren’t meant to do the heavy duty work done on the shop floor. But the new 11.6″ U11 tablet from Durabook is designed to be the exception.    With four GB of RAM and the option of an Intel i7 series 3.6 […]

Atlanta calling: NACE Automechanika set for August 8

Atlanta calling: NACE Automechanika set for August 8

May 18, 2018 — Atlanta, Georgia — With hundreds of exhibiting companies and thousands of attendees expected, NACE Automechanika Atlanta is set to lead the industry in a showcase of the latest technology covering the entire spectrum of the automotive aftermarket industry. At this leading event for automotive service and collision repair, automotive aftermarket manufacturers […]