Canadian Cheer: Johnny Kloeckes, Lorenzo D’Alessandro, Tom Bissonnette and others featured on Dave Luehr Positivity Summit

Nashville, Tenessee — Dave Luehr’s Elite Bodyshop Solutions hosted the 2023 Positivity Summit, featuring more than 25 speeches from bodyshop owners, managers, trainers and industry experts. Several Canadians were part of the six-hour broadcast, including Steve Trapp of AutoCanada; Lorenzo D’Alessandro of CSN 427; Leanne Jeffries of Certified Collision Care/OEConnection; Johnny Kloeckes of CARSTAR Edmonton; […]

United We Stand: CAR Coalition launches U.S. Right to Repair campaign

Washington, District of Columbia, United States ⁠— The CAR Coalition, a group of independent automotive parts and repair companies, associations and insurers committed to preserving customer choice has launched a multi-million dollar U.S. campaign in support of the right to repair movement and key legislative measures, including the Save Money on Auto Repair Transporation (SMART) […]

Cobourg dealerships come together to invest in collision centre

An investment group of car dealers recently opened the Northumberland Collision Centre. The owners are (From Left) Jim Proskos – Cobourg Mazda, Hank Vandermeer – Vandermeer Toyota, Nick Palalas – Cobourg Honda, Tyler Campbell – Cobourg Nissan and Bud Lauria – Lauria Hyundai, Lauria Volkswagen.

By Erin McLaughlin and Tom Davis Cobourg, Ontario — December 13, 2017 — A group of dealerships in Cobourg and Port Hope have joined forces to open their very own bodyshop – Northumberland Collision Centre. The announcement indicates a change for the industry, a shift away from the independently owned or banner business. Located just […]

Boyd acquires two facilities in BC

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Winnipeg, Manitoba — January 25, 2016 — The Boyd Group makes the news on a frequent basis with stories of the company’s acquisitions. However, these are usually in the US. This time around, the Boyd Group has announced the acquisition and opening of two collision repair centres on Vancouver Island in British Columbia. The facilities […]