All Hands on Deck: AIA releases agenda for next week’s AGM

Toronto, Ontario — A week out from its Annual General Meeting, the Automotive Industry Association of Canada (AIA) has released the agenda for the event where some of the top names in collision repair will share ideas for the coming year. As usual, the meeting will cover the appointment of the auditors for 2021, as […]

Atlantic Fixin’s: Fix Auto welcomes St. John’s Avalon to network

St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador – Fix Network has announced the addition of Fix Auto St. John’s Avalon to its network, consolidating the company’s presence in Newfoundland and Labrador. Fix Auto St John’s Avalon is a one-stop destination for advanced collision repair serving the towns of St John’s, Mount Pearl, Paradise and surrounding areas, said […]

Mitchell’s Musings: Q1 trends report says automated claims handling on the rise

San Diego, California — COVID-19 has sent the automotive claims process digital, with the majority of insurance carriers adopting virtual claims processes in the last year, says Mitchell International’s latest industry trends report. According to Mitchell’s report and data and analytics company LexisNexis Risk Solutions, 95 percent of auto insurance carriers are embracing virtual claims […]

Perks for Progress: Ontario gov. announces incentives for shops taking on apprentices

Toronto, Ontario — The Ontario government is hoping to clear the path for entry into the skilled trades industry as Minister of Labour, Training and Skills Development Monte McNaughton announced a $47 million investment into apprenticeship programs, according to a press release from Friday. The new Achievement Incentive Program and the expanded Apprenticeship Capital Grant […]

Can You Believe This?! February 19, 2021

Toronto, Ontario — Featuring frozen parking fiascos, retro auto accessories, skills for escaping snowbanks and much more in this week’s wacky dose of Can You Believe This?! clips!  

Secure Your Spot: CCIF Toronto virtual experience just three weeks away

Toronto, Ontario — Join CCIF on Feb. 3 and 4, 2021 to gain industry insights from collision repair experts during the organization’s second official virtual experience. “Attendees will have text, audio, and video networking opportunities, join conferences and workshops, ask questions to speakers and sponsors, and learn about exhibitor products and services all from the […]

Driven to the Market: Driven Brands sets potential stock price

Charlotte, North Carolina ⁠— Driven Brands, the owners of Carstar, Maaco, Meineke, Fix Auto USA and several other auto service companies, is looking to raise up to $760 million through an initial public offering (IPO)—which would value the company at about $3.4 billion (all figures in USD).  Driven Brands plans to sell 38 million shares […]

Driven Brands looks to trade on NASDAQ

Toronto, Ontario — Driven Brands Holdings, the owners of Carstar, Maaco, Meineke, Fix Auto USA and several other auto service companies, recently filed forms with the US Federal Securities and Exchange Commission for an estimated $100 million (all figures in USD)  initial public offering. However, the deal size is considered a placeholder for an IPO […]

PEI Goes Paperless: Province approves use of electronic proof of auto insurance

Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island – Effective as of December 17, 2020, Prince Edward Island (PEI) drivers have the option to digitally store and present their proof of auto insurance in the form of eSlips. Approved by the Superintendent of Insurance for Prince Edward Island, this move follows Nova Scotia, Ontario, Alberta, Newfoundland and Labrador, Quebec, […]