Deal’s a Deal: Trudeau, Ford to announce first stage of $2 billion EV investment

Ottawa, Ontario – The federal and Ontario governments are set to send out their first round of funding to the Ford Motor Company later today – an investment earmarked for EV (electric vehicle) and battery development at their Oakville plant. Each chipping in $295 million as part of the recent $2 billion deal struck between […]

Preaching to the Flock-hart: BETAG COO Dave Flockhart delivers talk on quality repairs

Toronto, Ontario – BETAG’s Dave Flockhart gave a talk on Thursday at the CCIF 2020 Virtual Experience about the ways in which shop owners can restructure their businesses to succeed in the ever-changing automotive industry. “Skate to where the puck is going, not where it has been.”  The famous Wayne Gretzky adage served as Flockhart’s […]

Can you believe this?! October 9, 2020

Toronto, Ontario — Check out fuelled-up Ferraris, jet-car hybrids, pendulum paint jobs and more in this weekly dose of wacky Can you believe this?! content!

Plan with Progi: Charles Aubry details seven steps for improving internal ecosystem

Trois-Rivières, Quebec — Running a collision centre can be challenging—but ProgiPlanning has a solution. The first speaker at CCIF’s Virtual Experience was Charles Aubry, account manager at Progi. ProgiPlanning is not a managment software, it is a state of mind. It is a program designed to help with capacity planning within the collision repaire industry. […]

Can you believe this?! News – CRM 19#5

UNDER THE SEA Back in 2019, a carrier cargo ship called MV Golden Ray capsized while carrying 4,200 Hyundai vehicles, and due to a string of setbacks, those vehicles are still trapped today. While there were no casualties, the ship, which is 106 ft wide and has a capacity of 20,995 deadweight tons, is a […]

Technology News – CRM 19#5

DIRECT CONTACT Mitchell 1’s new MessageCenter texting app that allows shop owners to text message customers directly, is now available in Canada.With MessageCenter auto repair shops can reach out to their customers right away with two-way text messaging directly from inside the Manager SE shop management system. This app eliminates roadblocks such as calls going […]

OEM News – CRM 19#5

TOODALOO, TITAN The Nissan Titan’s legacy in Canada will come to an end in Canada because the automaker wishes to focus its resources on its core strengths. “The Nissan TITAN pickup truck will not be sold in Canada beyond model year 2021. We will focus our resources on existing core models in our crossover and […]

Insurance News – CRM 19#5

UBER INSURANCE DEAL Economical Insurance has announced a new and significant relationship with Uber in Canada. The relationship will provide insurance coverage to every Uber Rides and Uber Eats trip in Alberta, Ontario, Quebec and Nova Scotia. The relationship will officially launch September 1, 2020. This announcement came after Economical Insurance announced its plans to […]

Industry News – CRM 19#5

SEMA SET-UP With SEMA going virtual this year, SEMA events vice president Tom Gattuso said many vendors plan to make representatives available from the typical 9 to 5 p.m. show day. However, Gattuso learned that many exhibitors intend to man their virtual booths beyond the regular hours, to make up for the different time zones […]

Business News – CRM 19#5

PDR PROGRESSION Dented Canada has finalized an agreement with Vale Training Solutions, which will allow the company to administer the Vale PDR Certification Program throughout Canada. The program will be administered by Dented on Vale Training Solutions’ behalf. Depending on the level of certification a technician is attempting to achieve, the certification will begin with […]