Carlson Body Shop Supply participates in the Autorama World of Wheels

The first place winner at the Student Pedal Car Challenge at this year’s Autorama World of Wheels.

By CRM Staff Calgary, Alberta — March 6, 2018 — At the recent Autorama World of Wheels event in Calgary, Carlson Body Shop Supply, a division of Color Compass, co-sponsored the Student Pedal Car Challenge during the student career day. Jamie Corbeil, Southern Alberta sales manager for Carlson Body Shop Supply summed up why the […]

Tesla approves Spanesi equipment for structural repairs

Tesla joins a growing list of OEM approvals on Spanesi equipment.

Naperville, Illinois — January 26, 2018 — On January 16, Tesla announced the addition of three new Spanesi structural repair benches, along with the Touch Measuring System, to their OEM approved equipment list. “Spanesi is excited to be a part of approved list of collision repair equipment recognized in the Tesla Approved Body Shop program,” […]

Up in Smoke: Port Hope bodyshop burns down

Port Hope Firefighters practice tackling industrial blazes like the one which destroyed half of Eric's Auto Body.

By CRM Staff Port Hope, Ontario — January 30, 2018 — Late on Thursday night, fire crews from as far away as Cobourg and Hamilton were called to assist with an out-of-control blaze at Eric’s Auto Body in Port Hope. Within an hour, the crews had managed to put out the fire with no injuries. […]

Blair offers Rotabroach Hole Cutter Combo Kit

The Rotabroach Hole Cutter Combo Kit by Blair. Blair describes this product as a must have for any tool box or fabricator.

Toronto, Ontario — January 3, 2018 — Blair now offers the Rotabroach Hole Cutter Combo Kit, containing 13 of the most popular sizes of Rotabroach Cutters. The cutters can be used on materials that are up to 1/4″ and 1/2″ thick.    According to Blaire, Rotabroach cutters cut clean, burr-free and round holes efficiently. Because […]

Burwell Auto Body donates 3,500 kilograms of food and diapers

Paul Pritiko, second from left, of Burwell Auto Body with donors Steve Poulton, left, of C-MAX, Pritiko, Bob Wells of BMW London, Emma Jacques of Harry’s Springs, Darin Baker of Glencoe Auto Body, Greg Gliszczynski of Porsche of London, Kevin Jacques of Harry’s Spring Service, Rodney Day of Lexus of London, Cheriss Marson of Lexus and Toyotatown, and Dale Tario of Glencoe Auto Body.

London, Ontario — December 15, 2017 — Those warm holiday feelings we all know and love are hitting the streets and entering our homes. Unfortunately, many families don’t have the means to celebrate the holidays with food and gifts. Paul and John Pritiko, owners of Burwell Auto Body in London, Ontario, are helping remedy this. […]

Cobourg dealerships come together to invest in collision centre

An investment group of car dealers recently opened the Northumberland Collision Centre. The owners are (From Left) Jim Proskos – Cobourg Mazda, Hank Vandermeer – Vandermeer Toyota, Nick Palalas – Cobourg Honda, Tyler Campbell – Cobourg Nissan and Bud Lauria – Lauria Hyundai, Lauria Volkswagen.

By Erin McLaughlin and Tom Davis Cobourg, Ontario — December 13, 2017 — A group of dealerships in Cobourg and Port Hope have joined forces to open their very own bodyshop – Northumberland Collision Centre. The announcement indicates a change for the industry, a shift away from the independently owned or banner business. Located just […]

Honda Canada releases technical bulletin for 2016 HR-V crossover

Diagram from Honda Canada showing various grades of high-strength steels used in the 2016 HR-V.

Toronto, Ontario — February 17, 2016 — Honda Canada has released new body repair information for its 2016 HR-V crossover. The new 2016 HR-V makes extensive use of high and ultra-high-strength steel, including 27 percent in grades 780, 980, and 1,500 MPa. In addition, the vehicle uses 4-plate spot welding (13 per side) in the […]

Uni-Select announces winners of Supplier Awards

Uni-Select logo

By Jeff Sanford Boucherville, Quebec — November 9, 2015 — Automotive products distributor Uni-Select has announced its Canadian Supplier Award winners. The winners were announced recently at the company’s National Supplier Meeting in Toronto. According to the company, the awards are presented to recognize the the achievements, innovation, and outstanding service of suppliers. Congratulations go […]

LJ Peters hosts ‘Amazing Race’ in Whistler

Attendees of the LJ Peters 13th Annual Summit on the steps of the Fairmont Chateau Whistler, prior to the start of the 'Amazing Race' a team building event that saw attendees engage in a massive scavenger hunt around Whistler.

By Jeff Sanford Whistler, British Columbia — October 14, 2015 — Calgary-based LJ Peters held its 13th Annual Summit meeting in Whistler last week. The company is a warehousing firm supplying body shop supplies to jobbers throughout Western Canada. The summit is an annual tradition for the firm, designed to show appreciation for clients, as […]

Friday Fun: Holo displays, Porsche goes electric and Honda’s motorcycle soul

An in-house design competition at Honda has resulted in this vehicle with the body of a car and the soul of a motorcycle.

By Jeff Sanford Toronto, Ontario — September 17, 2015 — Interesting bits and pieces from the week that was: – The Frankfurt auto show took place this last week. The opening address from Matthias Wissmann, President of the German Association of the Automotive Industry, contained some interesting ideas. According to Wissman the “classical internal combustion […]