Welcomes of the Week: Simplicity Car Care Red Deer

Red Deer, Alberta — Simplicity Car Care has welcomed Empire Collision Group of Red Deer, Alta. under the orange banner as the latest repair facility to enter the network and the proud new owners of Simplicity Car Care Red Deer. Empire Collision Group said in a press release, “We’re excited to have a location in […]

A Price on Perfection: Driven Brands acquires Indiana-based Perfection Auto Glass

Indianapolis, Indiana — Driven Brands is continuing its conquest of the U.S. glass repair market as the automotive aftermarket giant announced the acquisition of Indiana-based Perfection Auto Glass on Thursday. This deal marks Driven’s fourth auto glass repair acquisition in the U.S., following the company’s purchase of All-Star Glass and its 30 locations in late […]

Watching your Glass: Ford launches U.S. certified glass network

Detroit, Michigan — Ford officially broke ground on Monday with a new certified repair network intended to directly service the automotive glass repair industry in the U.S. The industry-leading OEM said the Ford Certified Glass Network (FCGN) will offer participating glass repair shops process coaching aimed at ensuring the safe and proper installation of original […]

Welcomes of the Week: ProColor Collision South Central Edmonton

Edmonton, Ontario — For more than 60 years, the Wheaton family has built a solid reputation as a trusted name in Alberta’s automotive business, with 17 dealerships and counting. Recently, the family consolidated its presence in the region’s aftermarket industry by opening its second ProColor Collision location in less than two months. The Wheaton Automotive […]

1Collision, Many Shops: 1Collision enters Texas, N.Y. markets, opens 9th Minn. shop

Toronto, Ontario — CSN Collision Centres’ partner south of the border, 1Collision, announced its entrance into the Texas and New York markets on Monday, while also closing the deal on the acquisition of their ninth collision facility in the state of Minnesota. This move by 1Collision sees the company taking its first steps into Texas […]

Consolidation Craze: Vincent Romans predicts aggressive consolidation 

Las Vegas, Nevada ⁠— Vincent Romans says he’s seen more independent collision repairers considering selling their business than ever before, he told audiences at the MSO Symposium at Las Vegas’ Mandalay Bay on Monday. The managing partner of the Romans Group and publisher of an annual whitepaper on the U.S. and Canadian collision industries spoke […]

Welcomes of the Week: CSN Koebel’s

Waterloo, Ontario — The latest facility signed to CSN Collision Centres’ roster is CSN Koebel’s, located in Waterloo, Ontario, the company announced October 12. CSN Koebel’s is owned by one of CSN’s original founders and collision industry stalwart, Rob Pavan. Managed by long-time colleague Tony Koebel, the 14,000 sq. ft. facility is in a position […]

Three steps to future success: CARSTAR executives discuss goals for 2018

CARSTAR President Michael Macaluso.

By CRM Staff Hamilton, Ontario — January 27, 2018 — Following a healthy 2017, CARSTAR executives sat down to discuss their plans and ambitions for the up-coming year. In on the call included CARSTAR North America President Michael Macaluso, CARSTAR Canada Vice-President of Insurance John Harvey and CARSTAR Canada Associate Vice President of operations Jeff […]