One Stop Shop: Lordco Auto Parts opens new store in Edmonton, Alta.

Maple Ridge, British Columbia — Further expanding its reach in Western Canada, Lordco Auto Parts has announced the opening of its first store in Edmonton, Alberta, a little more than a year after the company opened its first superstore in southern Alberta. Lordco’s new home in Edmonton is a 34,000 sq.-ft. facility of combined retail […]

Industry Insider: More on the CSN merger featuring Ryan Bruno, president and CEO

Toronto, Ontario — This past week was a big one for Canadian network CSN Collision Centres as the network announced its merger with the U.S.-based 1Collision. This new union, deemed “a natural fit” by CSN, allows the two companies to offer a unified collision repair experience and claims management solution to the driving public and […]

CSN and 1Collision Network announce merger

Toronto, Ontario — CSN Collision Centres (CSN) and 1Collision Network have announced the merger of their business operations.  The companies say the agreement will allow the organizations to offer a unified collision repair experience and claims management solution to the driving public and insurance industry throughout Canada, and the United States.  “Part of what makes […]

Long-Term Plan: CARSTAR on track for 1,000 shops

Michael Macaluso

By Tom Davis Hamilton, Ontario — October 11, 2017 — CARSTAR is currently on track to reach its five-year target of 1,000 shops across North America, according to President Michael Macaluso. By the end of the year, the company, which currently operates 575 stores, will have added more than 100 new locations to its footprint […]

PPG adds LKQ to AdjustRite commercial estimating system

The AdjustRite estimating system, pictured above, is a logic-based estimating platform that incorporates actual truck model information. This will expand with the introduction of LKQ Corporation to its supplier database.

Strongsville, Ohio — August 23, 2017 — PPG has announced the addition of LKQ Corporation to its supplier database, consequently expanding the AdjustRite commercial estimating system Commercial Parts Listing Program. LKQ has been a parts source for AdjustRite customers since 2008.  The AdjustRite estimating system is geared toward commercial truck dealers, independent collision repair facilities, […]

Boyd Group expands in Florida

Boyd Group logo

Winnipeg, Manitoba — March 2, 2016 — The Boyd Group is expanding again, this time in Punta Gorda, Florida. Punta Gorda is about 23 miles north of Fort Myers and about a two-hour drive south of Tampa. The new collision centre is located on US Highway 41 linking Tampa and Miami and is close to […]

Boyd expands in Colorado

Winnipeg, Manitoba — September 22, 2015 — The Boyd Group has announced the acquisition and opening of a collision repair centre in Highlands Ranch, Colorado. The centre was previously operated as Don Massey Collision Center. The new location is located on a major street and close to the E-470 highway that continues to Denver, about […]

Craftsman Collision expands into US

Craftsman Collision has recently opened its first store in the US.

By Jeff Sanford Toronto, Ontario — August 24, 2015 — Craftsman Collision has opened its first US store, located in sunny Long Beach, California. Craftsman Collision, of course, is well-known in western Canada. The company has 38 locations in markets throughout British Columbia and Alberta. The company’s owner, Bill Hatswell, is a well-known figure in […]

Boyd Group expands in Arizona

Chicago, Illinois — August 4, 2015 — The Boyd Group has acquired a new collision repair centre in Mesa, Arizona. The centre previously operated as Red Mountain Collision. “This location is an important addition to our other centres in Mesa and strengthens our presence in southeastern Arizona,” says Tim O’Day, President and COO of the […]

Kirmac expands with two new locations in BC

Kirmac's new location in Maple Ridge, BC.

Coquitlam, British Columbia — July 21, 2015 — Kirmac Collision & Autoglass has announced the opening of two new locations: Ridge Meadows and North Vancouver, both in British Columbia. Kirmac sold its facilities in the US in December 2014 and announced it would target more Canadian expansion.  The new Kirmac Ridge Meadows location on Lougheed […]