THE TALENT OF TOMORROW

Fix Network hosts Trades Experience Day for Tropicana graduating class On September 9, Fix Network hosted its first-ever Trades Experience Day at the company’s state-of-the-art Training Centre in Milton, Ontario. Part of Fix Network’s mission to promote the automotive aftermarket and its associated career opportunities, the event hosted the graduating class of Tropicana Community Services […]

TOUGH TALKS

Moderated by IBIS CEO Jason Moseley, the August 27 IBISConnect USA panel included speakers Steve Fletcher, managing director of the Automotive Recyclers of Canada; Mario Dimovski, CEO of Plastifix and John Chalifoux, president and COO of MERA Collaboration and conversation the key to aftermarket sustainability Story by ALLISON ROGERS Some deep discussions need to be […]

CRASHING INTO THE GREEN

Crash It Golf Tourney raises $10K for ALS Society of Alberta Story by MAX REID The signs may have said Crash It, but this year’s charity golf tournament for the Alberta collision repair community couldn’t have gone smoother. This year, organizers pulled in more than $10,000 for the ALS Society of Alberta. In a congregation […]

HIGH SPIRITS IN SASKATCHEWAN

SAAR Fall Conference draws 200+ attendees Story by MAX REID and LISA MCNAB Gone as quickly as it came, the 2021 SAAR Fall Conference is officially in the books as the hottest ticket in the prairies drew in more than 200 attendees at its peak. Held from September 9 through 11, SAAR kicked off the […]

MOJAVE MASQUERADE

SEMA and AAPEX to follow local health guidelines To ensure that the event goes off without a hitch, SEMA Show organizers have announced the official health and safety measures for this year’s much anticipated AAPEX and SEMA events.Regarding SEMA safety measures, organizers say that—while subject to change— masks are required for all indoor events in […]

RETURN OF THE TRADE SHOW

NORTHEAST 2021 kicks off event season Photos courtesy of KARL KIRSCHENMAN, SPANESI AMERICAS From September 10 through 12, 2021, the NORTHEAST Trade Show put on by gracious hosts the Alliance of Automotive Service Providers of New Jersey (AASP/NJ) at the Meadowlands Exposition Center, NORTHEAST 2021 served a long-awaited opportunity for automotive industry and collision repair […]

IT’S A PAINT SOURCE PARTY

Mathew John and Garen Ghougamanian celebrate grand opening STORY BY MAX REID The smell of homemade sausages and charcoal-grilled jerk chicken paired with the sound of the 80s new wave permeating throughout the shop and all-around beautiful weather set the scene for Paint Source Automotive Supplies’ grand opening on September 10, 2021. Co-owners Mathew John […]