Claims Communication: Surveys finds Canadian millennials prefer texting with insurers

Toronto, Ontario — A new survey found Canadian millennials, people aged 25 to 45 prefer texting with their insurance providers for certain parts of the claims process and view texting as an asset in regards to selecting an insurance company.  The study conducted by Hi Marley, found that 56 percent of Millennials and 52 percent of […]

First EV-er: Mazda launches its first ever all-electric vehicle, the MX-30 EV

Toronto, Ontario — Mazda is launching its first-ever all-electric vehicle, the MX-30 EV, which will go on sale in fall of 2021 starting at participating dealerships in Quebec and British Columbia.  The company says this new vehicle is its first step towards its “commitment to electrification.” With a starting price of  $42,150, the MX-30 has […]

Quorum Takes on Collision: Quorum expands BDC services to include collision centres

Calgary, Alberta — Quorum announced Tuesday it has expanded its DealerMine Business Development Centre (BDC) services to include collision centres.  “Expanding our BDC offering to include collision centres aligns well with our expertise in service and allows our dealer partners to continue to drive more business into their fixed operations,” said Maury Marks, Quorum President […]

Fix’s New Friend: Fix Network appoints Scott Meehan as regional vice-president of Quebec

Blainville, Quebec — Fix Network has announced the appointment of Scott Meehan as its Regional Vice-President for Fix Network Quebec.  “I am delighted to take up the challenge of leading and shaping Fix Network’s business in Quebec. It’s an exciting opportunity to leverage the power of the network among our family of franchisees, especially as […]

Mourning Maslack: John Maslack, founder of Maslack Supply dies at the age of 95

Sudbury, Ontario — John Maslack, the founder and owner of automotive and industrial supplier, Maslack Supply died at his Long Lake home on Aug. 12. He was 95.  From the humble beginnings of a 5,000 square foot facility with three employees, Maslack expanded his company to include 13 locations across Ontario, employing over 200 people.  Maslack built […]

Say Hello to Henkle: Brent Henkle joins Elite Body Shop Solutions as training manager

Nolensville, Tennessee — Elite Body Shop Solutions announced today that Brent Henkle will be joining its team as a Training Manager.  “We’re proud to announce that Brent Henkle, a matchless professional in our industry, is now working together with the rest of the Elite team on crafting unique solutions for body shop owners,” said Dave Luehr, […]

Welcome of the Week: CARSTAR welcomes new Manitoba facility

Gimli, Manitoba — CARSTAR recently announced the opening of a new shop in Gimli, Manitoba.  Owners of CARSTAR Gimli, Dan Jonsson and Skye Grexton, have been in the collision repair industry for over 30 years. Looking to continue growing their business, they joined CARSTAR in 1998 and have since grown their operations to seven locations.  […]

STEMing a New Partnership: Honda Canada Foundation partners with FIRST Robotics Canada

Toronto, Ontario — Honda Canada Foundation announced a new partnership with FIRST Robotics Canada, to encourage young people to pursue a post-secondary education in engineering and technology.  The $150,000 contribution made by Honda Canada Foundation will help build an inclusive community, with meaningful mentorship opportunities that will empower young people to think big and build […]