Tuesday Ticker: July 5, 2022

Toronto, Ontario ⁠— It’s Tuesday⁠—let’s talk business! In this week’s Tuesday Ticker, General Motors sits poised to reclaim its role as leader of new vehicle sales in the U.S.; Lift adds five new facilities in the B.C. interior and AutoCanada preps for a buyback via a “modified Dutch auction.” The General takes the Crown General […]

Freshly Squeezed: SATA Canada hosts Tropicana Pre-Employment class for paint training

Vaughan, Ontario – Tropicana Employment has been working to provide youth in the Toronto area with career and employment opportunities since 1980. One of Tropicana’s offerings is the Auto Body Pre-Apprenticeship L-1 program, designed to deliver students with an understanding of autobody repair and prepare them for apprenticeship on the shop floor. SATA Canada recently […]

Welcomes of the Week: CSN Chetwynd

Chetwynd, British Columbia —  CSN Chetwynd, formerly known as Chetwynd Auto Body, was acquired by Lift Auto Group earlier this year to become part of the CSN Collision Centres network. Owned by Sheree Rodenbush and her husband Martin since 1994, the pair have been working tirelessly since then to ensure their customers drive away with […]

Standby for Study – AIA Collision Repair report coming this month

Ottawa, Ontario — On Feb. 3, Automotive Industries Association of Canada (AIA Canada) announced their release of the AIA Canada Collision Repair Sector Landscape Study later this month. AIA Canada says the report will address the consolidation of collision centers, key industry trends, upcoming vehicle technologies and the impact of electric vehicles. Previous reports provide […]

Welcomes of the Week: CSN welcomes six facilities to close out 2021

Toronto, Ontario — Last week, CSN announced it has welcomed six new locations to its Canadian network over recent months, closing out 2021 with 221 Canadian locations to its name. The new CSN Collision Centres added are: CSN Dawson Creek in Dawson Creek, British Columbia. Owner: Lift Auto Group CSN MGI Collision in Kirkland Lake, Ontario. Owners: […]

Hope for the Holidays: CSN Collision Centres charity auction continues through Dec. 7

Toronto, Ontario ⁠— CSN Collision Centres kicked off its second annual Hope for the Holidays event on Nov. 30, with proceeds from the auction allotted for donation to Make-a-Wish Canada. The auction, which features prizes like top-of-the-line kitchen knife sets, hotel stays, tech, fashion items and more, will continue through Dec. 7. For more information […]

Welcomes of the Week: CSN Taber

Taber, Alberta — CSN Taber is the latest repairer to join CSN, the company announced Nov. 4. Located 50 kilometres east of Lethbridge, Taber, Alberta, is home to nearly 10,000 people. A constant in the community since 1976, CSN Taber (formerly Taber Collision) has a stellar reputation throughout their small town. “I’m passionate about what […]

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 […]

Welcomes of the Week: CSN Auto Ralph

Montreal, Quebec — On August 24, CSN officially announced the addition of CSN Auto Ralph as the newest collision centre to join the company’s Canadian network. The family-owned and operated business, now managed by Harry Tavoukdjian, has been a staple of the Montreal repair industry for more than 40-years. In 2012, Harry made the decision […]