Welcomes of the Week: UniglassPlus Carbonear

Hamilton, Ontario – Uniban is celebrating the opening UniglassPlus Carbonear, located at 64 Columbus Drive, Carbonear Newfoundland and Labrador. Jordan Garland, owner of UniglassPlus Carbonear started in the automotive industry with detailing and window tinting. Seeing the need for glass repair in his community, Garland decided to open this facility. “It was a natural transition […]

New Role for Knavish: PPG appoints Tim Knavish COO, effective March

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania — PPG has announced the appointment of Tim Knavish, who currently serves as executive vice president, as the company’s chief operating officer, effective March 1, 2022. The coatings company said Knavish will have executive oversight responsibility for all of PPG’s strategic business units and operating regions and for the information technology (IT), environment, health […]

The Goods on Glass: U.S.-based safety council looks to build crash data

Washington, D.C. — The U.S.-based Auto Glass Safety Council (AGSC) is working to improve the collection of data regarding windshield failures in collisions, according to a press release from April 23. According to AGSC, documenting the role of a windshield has not traditionally been a high priority for crash investigators. In an effort to shift […]

Tee Time: Boyd Autobody and Glass extends partnership with Vancouver Golf Tour

Vancouver, British Columbia — Boyd Autobody and Glass has signed on as a Title Partner with the Vancouver Golf Tour (VGT) for 2021 and 2022 Through this partnership, Boyd Autobody & Glass will own Title Sponsor rights to the Sept.24th VGT TOUR CHAMPIONSHIP at Meadow Gardens and be recognized on course and at multiple VGT events as […]

Industry Insider: Central Auto Repair solves windshield woes

Toronto, Ontario — On this week’s episode of Industry Insider, Collision Repair chatted with Naeem Hassan, owner of Calgary’s Central Auto Repair, to hear how his facility has stepped up to help its community in crisis. On June 13, Alberta experienced the costliest hailstorm in Canadian history, resulting in more than 1.2 billion dollars in […]

ICBC’s latest strategy for restoring its finances? Rate cuts for glass repairs

Victoria, B.C. — June 12, 2018 — The Insurance Company of British Columbia (ICBC), a publicly owned auto insurer, announced it will lower the amount it pays glass repairers by 25 percent, a move that has caused an outcry from members of the automotive community.   With a virtual monopoly on B.C. automotive insurance, the […]

Survey: More repairers bringing glass, mechanical work in-house

The majority of our respondents who perform mechanical work in-house have been at it a long time. However, a small but significant portion have added this service in the last year.

By Mike Davey Hamilton, Ontario — May 9, 2017 — The typical car accident often results in damage that isn’t part of traditional collision repair, specifically mechanical repair and glass work. Traditionally, these have been handled by subcontractors. However, our most recent survey seems to show that more repairers are bringing these operations in-house. There […]

Boyd Group makes 21st acquisition of 2016

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By Mike Davey Chicago, Illinois — July 20, 2016 — The Boyd Group has announced its 21st shop acquisition since the start of 2016. The Winnipeg-based consolidator recently acquired a collision repair centre in Statesville, North Carolina. The facility previously operated as Black’s Collision Repair and served a six-brand dealership group. Statesville is in central […]