Remembering Jeff Sanford

Jeff Sanford, the staff writer who brought his wit and whimsy to Collision Repair magazine’s Tuesday Ticker and Friday Fun columns, has died at 47. By far this magazine’s most widely read writer, Sanford will be remembered for providing detailed industry analysis in a clear and often comical manner.   “I am deeply saddened by […]

CARSTAR and SGI CANADA raise money for Cystic Fibrosis Canada

By CRM Staff Hamilton, Ontario – August 9, 2018 –As part of a new partnership, SGI CANADA will be donating a portion of all recycled parts sales from CARSTAR locations across Alberta towards Cystic Fibrosis Canada. To start the program, SGI CANADA, an established Canadian insurance company is donating $10,000 to the charity to show […]

Toronto flood causes water damage to some vehicles

By Lindsey Cooke Toronto, Ontario – August 9, 2018 – Some vehicles on the road in the downtown Toronto area Tuesday night were submerged in a down pour, resulting in some damage. According to the Weather Network there was about 100 mm of rain that poured down on the city in the matter of a few […]

CAF hosts first conference to support women in the trades

By CRM Staff Toronto, Ontario – August 9, 2018 – The Canadian Apprenticeship Forum will be hosting a conference in Halifax, NS to celebrate and support women in the trades. This first-time event will be taking place on November 6 and 7 at the Marriott Harbourfront Hotel. It will be open to women in trades, […]

Electric cars 101

By Vanessa Stark Toronto, Ontario–August 9. 2018– Electric cars are taking the world by storm. Q4 of 2017 saw a total of 3,076 in sales of EVs in Canada. That number is only growing as going green becomes more and more popular and affordable. Prices are dropping and sales are going up. Even insurance companies […]

BASF updates online training

Atlanta, Georgia — August 8, 2018 — BASF Automotive Refinish Coatings has launched BASF eLearning, online training courses for collision and restoration centres. In addition to course access, technicians have individual profiles that enable BASF to send advance reminders regarding expiring certifications and to suggest additional courses such as BASF’s Colour Adjustment Techniques or Time […]