Winner’s Circle: Kember family honoured as CARSTAR Canada Franchisee of the Year

Nashville, Tennessee — CARSTAR recognized its top franchise partners in Canada and the U.S. last week during the company’s annual CARSTAR Conference, held at the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center in Nashville, Tenn. CARSTAR Canada awarded the title of 2022 Franchisee of the Year to the CARSTAR Centennial Auto Group, led by Ezra, David […]

Yee Haw: CARSTAR Conference closes out in Nashville

Nashville, Tennessee — CARSTAR held its annual CARSTAR Conference last week, where hundreds of franchisees, vendors and industry partners gathered for the first time since 2019. Held at the Gaylord Opryland Resort in Nashville, Tennessee, more than 100 Canadian franchise owners were in attendance and treated to presentations “This has been a wonderful week for […]

Specialty Showcase: SEMA 2022 to feature more EV exhibitions

Nevada, United States — Get your toolkits and suitcases ready: this year’s SEMA 2022 show boasts more exhibitions addressing the automotive market’s shift towards electric vehicles (EVs) than ever before. According to the 2022 Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) market report, aftermarket support for the electric market is a prime area for growth. Points of […]

Meetings in Monaco: Michael Macaluso on industry challenges and focus at Driven Brands

Monte-Carlo, Monaco — International Bodyshop Industry Symposium (IBIS) delegates gathered in Monaco last week–and Collision Repair mag caught all the action. While enjoying the luxury views of the Cote d’Azur, we chatted with Michael Macaluso, group president of Paint, collision and glass for Driven Brands, to hear what the company has been up to and […]

Welcomes of the Week: CARSTAR Rosemont

Montréal, Québec — CARSTAR announced the opening of CARSTAR Rosemont, in Montréal, Québec, on Mar. 30., welcoming Jose-Luis Timoteo and his team to the network. CARSTAR Rosemont has been serving the Montréal area for more than 20 years, said CARSTAR in its press release. Looking to enhance its reach and highlight its premier repair capabilities, […]