Good Results in All Regions: AkzoNobel publishes 2022 report with financial results

Amsterdam, The Netherlands ⁠— AkzoNobel unveiled its 2022 report on Wednesday, which details the company’s activities last year, including financial results and key business developments.  High energy costs and labour shortages continued to impact AkzoNobel’s vehicle refinish customers in 2022 while presenting the company with opportunities to support customers’ sustainability ambitions. Nonetheless, director of automotive […]

A Spectacular SEMA: Check out Collision Repair’s SEMA 2022 yearbook

Las Vegas, Nevada — Another SEMA Show has come and gone—but, oh, was it a triumphant one. The 2022 SEMA Show welcomed more than 1,900 exhibitors and 60,000 buyers—and the Canadian collision industry was certainly well represented. Events from North American paint and equipment suppliers and the annual AIA Canada Night kept Canadians in close […]

Canadian Connection: GMC Hummer EV undergoes cold-weather testing in northern Ontario

Kapuskasing, Ontario — The GMC Hummer EV will come with a tiny piece of Canada, as the vehicle’s cold-weather performance is being tested in northern Ontario. General Motors released a video of the upcoming electric Hummer in late March, wherein a white version of the pickup traversing snow-covered grounds in negative 32-degree weather. Approximately 800 […]

Tuesday Ticker: December 28, 2021

Toronto, Ontario ⁠— As we close out 2021, this week’s Tuesday Ticker is all about the top six automotive industry stocks to turn your eyes to⁠—or avoid at all costs⁠—in 2022.  Check out Collision Repair’s list of stocks to watch below!   Tesla Seems like a duh, right? Tesla has reached all-time heights in 2021, […]

Welcomes of the Week: CSN welcomes six facilities to close out 2021

Toronto, Ontario — Last week, CSN announced it has welcomed six new locations to its Canadian network over recent months, closing out 2021 with 221 Canadian locations to its name. The new CSN Collision Centres added are: CSN Dawson Creek in Dawson Creek, British Columbia. Owner: Lift Auto Group CSN MGI Collision in Kirkland Lake, Ontario. Owners: […]

Big Picture Coatings: PPG launches training courses for commercial vehicle paint techs

Strongsville, Ohio — PPG has launched online training for commercial vehicle paint technicians, according to a press release from the coatings company. Part of the PPG Knowledge College fold, the new courses include product overviews, spray session instructions, and tips and tricks for achieving the best possible finish. “The PPG Knowledge College system represents a […]

Steering the Way: Applications open for CCIF Steering Committee, seeking OEM and OE dealers

Ottawa, Ontario ⁠— It’s that time of year again⁠: the Canadian Collision Industry Forum (CCIF) has opened applications for its 2022 Steering Committee. Applications for the 2022 CCIF Steering Committee are now open for OEM and OE dealers.  CCIF’s Steering Committee members should be decision-makers in their respective organizations; have extensive industry experience; be good […]