Dismantling Misconceptions: Standard Auto Wreckers’ David Gold talks ‘junkyard’ stigmas on AutoShow LIVE

Toronto, Ontario — Last Sunday, David Gold, president of Standard Auto Wreckers, took to the Canadian International AutoShow stage to set automotive recycling’s record straight, unpacking the ‘junkyard’ stigma surrounding the sector and how Standard Auto Wreckers does its part to combat misconceptions. Alongside interviewer Norris McDonald from the Toronto Star Wheels, Gold said he […]

Exhibitor Excitement: OARA adds new attendees to 2020 Trade Show lineup

Toronto, Ontario — The Ontario Automotive Recyclers Association’s (OARA) 2020 Convention and Trade Show is a little over a month away⁠—and, as the festivities grow closer, the organization has added eight new exhibitors to its Trade Show lineup. Big House Converters, Burlington Business Forms/Burlington Corporate Apparel and Promotional, Edward H. Pope, ELC Dispatch Solutions, Heritage-Crystal […]

Eye-Catching Crashes: Sports cars found to be particularly accident-prone, study finds

Toronto, Ontario — Being too flashy isn’t good for one’s health–or the health of one’s vehicle, a study has found. QuoteWizard, an end-to-end insurance solutions provider, has found that mini-vans and SUVs are the least accident-prone vehicles on the road, while mid-sized sports cars are the most. According to the report, which was produced by […]

Looming Large: Sam Piercey Foundation announces annual bursary recipients

Oakville, Ontario — The Sam Piercey Foundation has announced the recipients of its annual bursaries. The prizes are awarded to the winners of Skills Canada competitions to fund post-secondary training in the collision industry. This year’s awards were funded by Consolidated Dealers and Budd’s Collision. Each of the winners above receives an $800 bursary administered […]

Insurance Intrigue: Washington lawmakers insist on coverage of OEM procedures

Seattle, Washington — February 18, 2020 — State lawmakers in Washington have passed a bill that would require insurers to cover OEM repair procedures, or provide proof of their reasoning for not doing so. House Bill 2782 requires auto insurers to cover OEM procedures on vehicles insured under their policies. The move had been opposed […]

Welcome to the Family: Grant Brothers Sales to help Mahle expand its Canadian operations

Toronto, Ontario — Automotive parts manufacturer Mahle is expanding its Canadian operations through an agreement signed Jan. 1, 2020. The Stuttgart, Germany-based automotive manufacturer has partnered with Grant Brothers Sales of Mississauga, Ont. in order to bring its products to all major Canadian markets—Halifax, Quebec City, Montreal, Toronto, Winnipeg, and Vancouver. “We are excited to […]

Two shot in Richmond Hill, likely related to GTA tow ‘turf war’

Toronto, Ontario — An adult man involved in the GTA’s towing sector and a child were shot in a Thornhill, Ontario parking lot Sunday night. Police say the issue might be related to an ongoing ‘turf war’ between members of the industry. A 30-year-old man was shot as he parked a vehicle in the Promenade […]