Viral Valentine’s: Facility’s promo becomes social media hit

Regina, Saskatchewan — February 20, 2020 — A Valentine’s Day-themed social media post has garnered an exceptional response for one Saskatchewan auto repair facility. On February 4, the team at Auto Extreme Auto Body, a collision repair facility just outside of Regina, announced a special Valentine’s Day draw on its Facebook page. “Share the love […]

Worldwide Welding: Polyvance inducted into Japan Autobody Repair Work Association

Toronto, Ontario — Polyvance, a manufacturer of automotive plastic repair and refinishing products based in Rainsville, Ala., was inducted as a regular member of the Japan Autobody Work Association (JARWA) on Jan. 1, 2020. Polyvance began to export products to Japan in 2019 through T-CraftCo., its exclusive distributor there. Nitrogen plastic welding has yet to […]

Lazer Focus: Saskatchewan sports awards ceremony named after collision facility

Saskatoon, Saskatchewan — A charitable non-profit, the Friends of the Bowl Foundation, has named a children’s athletic awards ceremony after Saskatoon’s Lazer Autobody. “Lazer Autobody thank you for generously supporting efforts to transform our city’s beloved sports complex into Western Canada’s PREMIER athletic park!” Friends of the Bowl wrote on Twitter and other social media […]

Manufacturing Mayhem: Project Arrow competition kicks off

Toronto, Ontario — The Automotive Parts Manufacturers’ Association (APMA) is officially kicking off the design competition for its Project Arrow concept car initiative. The design contest is open to eligible students at colleges and universities across Canada, said APMA president Flavio Volpe. “We’ve been speaking to Canadian college and university design programs,” said Volpe. “We […]

AV/EV report: February 24, 2020

Toronto, Ontario —  In this week’s AV/EV report, Desjardins uncovers Canadian’s divided opinion on ADAS technology, an autonomous truck gets set to arrive in industrial workspaces and Tesla’s battery swap shakes-up metal markets. Divided drivers That’s what Desjardins Insurance tried to uncover in a recent study on vehicle safety technology. It showed for instance that […]

Hiring Hunt: CIECA searching for executive director

Toronto, Ontario — The Collision Industry Electronic Commerce Association (CIECA) is looking to fill the position of executive director. All applicants must apply by Friday, March 20. CIECA board member Roy Schnepper, chair of the organization’s Nominating Committee said the ideal candidate for the executive director position should have demonstrated leadership, management and organizational skills, […]

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 […]

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 […]

Safety Superstar: Mazda claims five Top Safety Pick+ awards

Toronto, Ontario — Mazda may be the safest automaker on North American roads⁠—the brand recently claimed five Top Safety Pick+ (TSP+) awards from the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety (IIHS), beating out every other automaker. The 2020 Mazda 3 sedan and hatchback, CX-3 and CX-5 crossovers and Mazda 6 sedan all qualify for the TSP+ […]