Welcome of the Week: ProColor Collision expands into Hamilton East

Milton, Ontario — ProColor Collision has opened its new Hamilton East outlet, part of a Taylor Chrysler Dodge dealership that has served the Hamilton and Stoney Creek communities for more than four decades. Peter Grosvenor, dealer principal at Taylor Chrysler Dodge, says the addition of ProColor Collision to the dealership’s services means quicker turnarounds on […]

Welcomes of the Week: UniglassPlus Rymal opens new location on Hamilton Mountain

Hamilton, Ontario — One of CARSTAR’s most long-standing locations has undergone an exciting new expansion as CARSTAR Hamilton Rymal welcomes the addition of a dedicated UniglassPlus storefront within its historic Hamilton Mountain facility. UniglassPlus Rymal will occupy a newly renovated section of the facility that manager Jose Florez says will help his shop more fully […]

In Memoriam: Guerino Mercanti, founder of Mercanti Bros. Auto Body Repair

Hamilton, Ontario — Collision Repair magazine is saddened to hear that Guerino Mercanti, founder of CARSTAR Canada, has died following a six-year battle with dementia. Mercanti grew up with his two brothers and nephew in Hamilton, founding Mercanti Bros Auto Body Repair, the predecessor to CARSTAR Collision and Ontario Auto Collision. He regularly came by […]

Uniban-d Together: Uniban added 24 shops to network since 2021

Hamilton, Ontario — Uniban Canada is taking a moment for some self-care, announcing that the company has been deep in store orientation training sessions with new and existing shop owners over the past year. The company welcomed 24 new shops into the network since 2021 and has been hard at work getting new franchisees, as […]

Increased Clarity: Uniban Canada hosts first glass repair training session

Hamilton, Ontario —A number of Ontario collision shop owners were treated to a masterclass in leading-edge glass repair procedure as Uniban Canada hosted its first technical training session of the year at the Driven Brands Canada technical training centre in Hamilton, Ont. The day’s programming was lead by Uniban’s dedicated technical trainer, Willy Williams, who […]

Heavy Metal: Ontario government invests $500 million into Hamilton steel production

Hamilton, Ontario — On Feb. 15, ArcelorMittal Dofasco and the Ontario government announced a joint investment to modernize steel production facilities in Hamilton. Dubbed a “once-in-a-generation investment,” the $1.8 billion invested by ArcelorMittal and the $500 million by the Ontario government will replace Hamilton’s coal-fed coke ovens and blast furnaces with hydrogen-based electric arc furnaces. […]