Keeping ‘Quipped: Bannister Group Equipment and Service acquires AutoQuip Canada

Toronto, Ontario — Bannister Group Equipment and Service announced earlier this month that it has completed its acquisition of automotive equipment distributor  AutoQuip Canada. AutoQuip Canada distributes products for a number of leading automotive brands, including Garmat USA, Eurovac and Wedge Clamp Systems. With this acquisition, AutoQuip Canada will join the ranks of Bannister Group […]

Tools for Schools: Ontario invests $24 million into apprenticeship grant program

Scarborough, Ontario — The Ontario government announced a further investment of $24 million into the province’s Apprenticeship Capital Grant program on Thursday. Citing Centennial College’s $1.6 million equipment investment as a success story, Minister of Labour, Training and Skills Development Monte McNaughton announced from the college’s School of Transportation that the Ford government is aiming […]

Funding the Future: O-AMP applications open next Monday

Toronto, Ontario — The time is now to put your shop on the leading edge of collision repair technology as applications for the Ontario Automotive Modernization Program (O-AMP) are due to open in less than a week. Starting next Monday, automotive companies from across Ontario are encouraged to apply for funding that would provide up […]

Collision Core Quality: Sherwin-Williams’ new app earns 2021 Kool Tools distinction from SCRS

Toronto, Ontario — Sherwin-Williams’ recently launched Collision Core Quality has not only grabbed the attention of  body shops implementing the application, but also those of industry partners like the Society of Collision Repair Specialists (SCRS). This year, SCRS released its newest list of Kool Tools and Sherwin-Williams Collision Core Quality was among those recognized by […]

Tape Thing: Polyvance to offer 6480 Two-Inch Wide Magnetic Tape Spool

Toronto, Ontario — Polyvance announced it is now offering the two-inch ‘Tape Thing’ magnetic tape spool from Collision Edge. Polyvance offers two sizes of two-inch wide aluminum tape for holding broken plastic parts together while the parts are repaired with a plastic welder or adhesive. The tape is susceptible to being damaged if dropped on […]

Tesla approves Spanesi equipment for structural repairs

Tesla joins a growing list of OEM approvals on Spanesi equipment.

Naperville, Illinois — January 26, 2018 — On January 16, Tesla announced the addition of three new Spanesi structural repair benches, along with the Touch Measuring System, to their OEM approved equipment list. “Spanesi is excited to be a part of approved list of collision repair equipment recognized in the Tesla Approved Body Shop program,” […]

Jesus Munoz joins Spanesi Americas’ education and development team

Spanesi Americas COO Tim Morgan and the company's newest hire, Jesus Munoz.

Naperville, Illinois — September 6, 2017 — Spanesi Americas has announced that it is expanding its team again to better serve its customers and the collision industry. The new team member is Jesus Munoz. In addition to other qualifications, Munoz has experience as a Body and Paint Instructor at BMW’s centre in Greer, South Carolina, […]

The 2017 Buyer’s Guide will help you find the best solutions

Need to find equipment, supplies or training? How about government departments, insurers, the OEMs or distributors? Rest assured, it’s all in the Buyer’s Guide!

By CRM Staff Peterborough, Ontario — June 21, 2017 — You have the power to advance your business with Collision Repair magazine’s 2017 Buyer’s Guide. It’s now available online as a digital version of the magazine (click here) or as a searchable database on our website. (click here) and coming soon in print to your […]

Survey: New spray booth tops the equipment wish list

New spray booths top the list of most wanted equipment, but new measuring systems and scanning tools were almost as popular.

By Mike Davey Hamilton, Ontario — June 20, 2017 — No one knows better than collision repair professionals how important modern equipment is when it comes to performing safe and high-quality repairs. Members of that group are also well aware of just how expensive it can be to stay up-to-date. For our latest survey, Collision […]