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 […]

Autumn Blues: PPG expects Q3 sales volumes to drop between $225 million to $275 million

Toronto, Ontario — Automotive paint manufacturer PPG reported on Tuesday that the company expects third quarter sales volumes to drop between US$225 million to US$275 million, compared to the coatings company’s predictions at the start of the third quarter. PPG attributes this projected drop in sales to ongoing challenges in the manufacturing supply chain, such […]

Brent of Cape Breton: Fix Auto welcomes Cape Breton shop into the banner

Halifax, Nova Scotia — Fix Auto is making big moves on the east coast as the banner welcomes Fix Auto Cape Breton into the network. Fix Auto Cape Breton, located in the River Bourgeois area of Cape Breton, has been operating in the community for the past 57 years with second generation manager Brent Sampson […]