Welcomes of the Week: Fix Auto Welland comes under new ownership

Welland, Ontario — The father-son collision repair dynamos known as John and Johnny D’Ambrosio are proud to announce that they are the new owners of Fix Auto Welland, marking the pair’s second repair centre in the network. The family has had a foothold in the St. Catharines, Ont. collision repair market for decades now, starting […]

Welcomes of the Week: CARSTAR Strathmore reopens

Strathmore, Alberta — The CARSTAR banner of collision repair centres is proud to announce that the same folks you’ve grown to trust for repairs in Strathmore, Alta. are still very much around and working out of a brand new facility inside Strathmore Ford. Operating manager, Janece Crocker, and director of operations, Steve Billings, have a […]

On Course for Calibration: I-CAR U.S. creates new ADAS Technician training role

Illinois, United  States — Making good on a promise made in November of 2020, I-CAR has announced the creation of a brand new ADAS Technician career path for technicians interested in working toward learning the much-in-demand skillset. Speaking on behalf of I-CAR’s U.S.-based organization, CEO and president John Van Alstyne said “This new optional ADAS […]

High Function Junction: Fix Auto Toronto Junction achieves CCIAP recognition

Toronto, Ontario — Fix Auto Toronto Junction just got a boost in industry cred as the collision repair shop has achieved recognition under the Canadian Collision Industry Accreditation Program (CCIAP). This accreditation brings Fix Auto Toronto Junction into an elite class of collision repairers in Canada, affirming the 50 years of hard work that owner […]

Turning Point: New SGI accreditation requirements go into effect July 1

Regina, Saskatchewan — Wednesday, July 1 officially marks the deadline for Saskatchewan collision shops to meet SGI’s new accreditation requirements, part of the province’s Safe and Quality Auto Repair Program (SQARP). Citing “industry fuel efficiency targets and advancements in vehicle automation” as driving factors for updating the collision industry’s accreditation requirements, SGI (Saskatchewan Government Insurance) […]

CARSTAR Edmonton South receives I-Car and Toyota certifications

CARSTAR Edmonton South

By Allison Preston Edmonton, Alberta — December 1, 2017 — The certification gold rush continues in Canada as CARSTAR’s Edmonton South shop recently earned both the Toyota Certified Collision Centre designation as well as the I-CAR Gold Class accreditation. “We are very proud to have CARSTAR Edmonton South recognized as one of the top collision […]

Ledoux and Tobie to examine latest updates from Honda during Guild 21 call

Gary Ledoux (left) and Chris Tobie of American Honda will be the special guests during the Guild 21 conference call on December 10.

By Mike Davey Toronto, Ontario — December 8, 2015 — OEM certifications for collision repair centres are becoming more common, and the upcoming Guild 21 conference call takes a look into the Honda ProFirst program. The special guests for the call will be Chris Tobie and Gary Ledoux from American Honda. In addition to providing […]