New Names: SATA Canada announces management change

Toronto, Ontario — SATA Canada has announced the departure of the company’s general manager, John Turner, effective today. Joern Stoever from the German parent company will serve as interim manager, said SATA Canada. “Working closely with the Canadian market during the last eleven years has allowed Mr. Stoever to already build a solid working relationship […]

Prairie Upgrades: Saskatchewan leads new light vehicle sales for August, says DesRosiers

Ottawa, Ontario — The province may be famous for its flatness, but Saskatchewan led the way in terms of new Canadian vehicle sales this past August, according to recent stats from DesRosiers Automotive Consultants (DAC). While the majority of provinces posted new light vehicle sales decreases in August 2022, the prairie province recorded an estimated 3.5 […]

Tom’s Talk: Tom Bissonnette to be featured on ‘Lessons I’ve Learned’ business panel

Saskatoon, Saskatchewan — Avid readers of Tom Bissonnette’s regular Collision Repair columns will be interested to know that the director of the Saskatchewan Association of Automotive Repairers (SAAR) and former owner of Saskatoon’s Parr Auto Body will be part of a panel presented by KPMG Canada, slated for Oct. 4. “Lessons I’ve Learned” is an […]

Showin’ Off: A tour of CARSTAR Newmarket’s new digs

Newmarket, Ontario — Last week, Collision Repair mag visited CARSTAR Newmarket to celebrate the business’ move to a brand-new location. Owned and operated by the Deokinandan family–Bisram, Romena, Ashley and Ryan–CARSTAR Newmarket’s new 929 sq. m. (10,000 sq. ft.) location at 445 Harry Walker Parkway in Newmarket, Ont., is equipped with a brand-new Blowtherm booth, […]