Among the Elite: Collision Repair’s Top 5 Articles of 2020

Toronto, Ontario — In a  year like 2020, it’s no surprise that Collision Repair’s most popular article was a lighthearted one. This year, Jeep owners–who already have an unspoken bond–banded together to bring a smile to each other’s faces by placing rubber ducks on unattended parked vehicles. When Collision Repair shared this story in August, […]

Partner Purchase: Solera acquires partner company InSyPro, aim to accelerate software development

Westlake, Texas – Solera Holdings Inc., the parent company of Audatex, announced last week that the company has just completed its acquisition of automotive software provider InSyPro. In an acquisition to cap off a pre-existing three-year business partnership that saw the creation of Solera’s integrated end-to-end Bodyshop Management Solution, this new relationship between the two […]

Stay for the Headliners: CCIF releases featured speakers for Toronto virtual event in Feb.

Toronto, Ontario – The Canadian Collision Industry Forum (CCIF) released their lineup of keynote speakers for the upcoming Toronto virtual event, featuring three celebrities of the Canadian collision industry. CCIF announced on Friday that their Feb. 3-4 event, planned in place of a physical Toronto show, will feature keynote presentations from Brahm Elkin from AkzoNobel, […]

Virtual Life: CIC January meeting moved online

Toronto, Ontario — Due to restrictions from COVID-19, the Collision Industry Conference (CIC) has decided to postpone meeting in-person and move to a virtual platform for the Jan. 20 – 21, 2021, meeting. CIC appreciates everyone’s understanding for this difficult time and looks forward to “seeing,” everyone next month, stated a company spokesperson. The now-virtual […]

Cleaning Up Downtown: City of Montreal plans to ban non-EVs from downtown by 2030

Montreal, Quebec – The City of Montreal laid out its 10-year climate plan on Thursday, which includes steps to ban non-electric cars downtown and remove parking around subway stations. “Even if the pandemic isn’t over, it’s important for us to present this plan today,” said Montreal mayor Valerie Plante said at a news conference.  “On […]

Greg of Monrovia: HGreg.com acquires Monrovia INFINITI dealership, opens fulfilment hub

Saint-Eustache, Quebec – HGreg.com has announced that it’s acquisition of Metro INFINITI Monrovia has officially closed in step with the opening of a West Coast regional fulfilment hub in the greater Los Angeles area, according to a press release from Thursday. “We’ve been planning our expansion into the West Coast for quite some time,” says […]

New Lease on Lithium-Ion: Dalhousie student recycling EV batteries for power grid

Halifax, Nova Scotia – A PhD student from Dalhousie University has cracked the secret to reincarnation—for retired electric vehicle batteries, of course, which he is hoping will fuel the power grids of the future. Chris White is looking for ways to convert “second-life” EV batteries to renewable energy sources that may one day be used […]

Advancing Polymer Repair: Polyvance introduces new Kenworth T880 hood repair kit

Rainsville, Alabama — Polyvance is announcing the immediate availability of its new Kenworth T880 hood repair kit. The Kenworth T880 hood is notorious for breaking where the hood support struts mount. The hood is made from a thermoset material called Metton, which is not weldable. Polyvance’s KEN T880 repair kit is much less expensive than […]

A Round of Applause: BASF introduces new circular economy program

Ludwigshafen, Germany — When it comes to preserving the environment and reducing carbon footprints, we know that every little bit helps, no matter how small. So when we see larger companies such as BASF step forward to take action, we definitely do a happy dance.  The new Circular Economy Program that BASF has launched will […]

Digital Dominion: TD Insurance launches ‘buy online’ digital purchasing platform

Toronto, Ontario – TD is taking its Insurance offerings straight to consumers with the launch of a new “buy online” purchasing platform, announced in a press release on Thursday. The first insurance group to offer an online option of this kind, TD’s buy online platform allows customers to easily research and purchase (if they are […]