Pearl Anniversary: Fix Auto celebrates 30 years in operation

Toronto, Ontario — When most people turn 30, they develop an affinity for frisbee golf and IPAs. When Fix Auto turns 30, a global team of auto industry innovators look back on three decades of expansion and progression for the collision repair world. “Our 30th anniversary is a celebration of the many individuals, organizations and […]

Down in V-town: CCIF Vancouver starts today

Vancouver, British Columbia — Today is the first day of the two-day long CCIF Vancouver forum at the Sheraton Vancouver Airport Hotel, and registration is still open at the time of publication. Packed with presentations from Axalta, Simplicity Car Care, Enterprise Holdings, as well as a talk from frequent Collision Repair contributor, Stefano Liessi, CCIF […]

Fixed In: Fix Network to host national conference in Quebec City this week

Quebec City, Quebec — Pack up your poutine-proof sweatpants and get ready to soak up cutting-edge industry insights, as Fix Network Canada gears up for its national conference in Quebec City after a two year COVID-induced absence. The conference features talks from several high-profile auto industry influencers, including an opening day keynote address from professor […]

A Charged Conversation: Upcoming CIECA webinar to feature Mitchell International exec on EVs

Toronto, Ontario — Get plugged into the latest webinar offering from CIECA, as the collision industry advocacy group gears up for a presentation from Ryan Mandell on the latest electric vehicle trends and what they mean for stakeholders. As director of performance consulting at Mitchell International’s auto physical damage business unit, there are few more […]

Simplicity Car Care adds Jose Costa to board of directors

Toronto, Ontario — Simplicity Car Care announced on Monday that Jose Costas has been added to the collision banner’s board of directors. Before taking his high-ranking position at U.S. restaurant brand Bojangles, Costa served as CEO of optical retailer GrandVision North America, as well as a group president at Driven Brands, giving him a background […]

All Star Acquisition: Driven Brands acquires U.S.-based All Star Glass

Charlotte, North Carolina — Driven Brands Holdings Inc. has announced the acquisition of U.S.-based auto glass repair chain, All Star Glass, on Friday. It was 40 years ago Sam Scharaga founded All Star Glass, a company that would go on to become the largest family-owned auto glass company in the United States, a fact that […]

Spring Landscaping: AIA Canada releases 2022 collision repair landscape report

Toronto, Ontario — Stoke the fireplace and draw the children near—the Automotive Industry Association of Canada’s 2022 Collision Repair Sector Landscape report is here. Available now to AIA members at no charge, the association’s latest landscape report contains the latest industry data that affects the more than 6,000 collision repair facilities currently in operation within […]

Full HD: Agenda unveiled for HD Repair Forum 2022

Toronto, Ontario — Everything is bigger than Texas, and that includes its industry events as the HD Repair Forum 2022 has unveiled its jam-packed schedule for the two-day event to hit the Dallas-Fort Worth area during the first week of April. Organizers say that this year’s event, running from April 5-6, will tackle the latest […]