PBE hosts upcoming tradeshow on April 12

PBE’s upcoming tradeshow will feature custom painters performing live demos.

By CRM Staff Toronto, Ontario — April 4, 2018 — The PBE Distributors Ontario Spring Tradeshow is fast approaching. The event, which runs from April 12, from 4:00 pm and 10:00 pm, will be held at the Toronto Airport Marriott. “As always, the most important element of the PBE tradeshow is to bring the latest […]

Survey: More jobber consolidation ahead

The charts above illustrate what our readers believe will happen in the jobber industry in terms of consolidation. The chart on the left shows what's expected before the end of 2017. The chart on the right shows the same thing, but over the next five years. While some readers don't think we'll see much in the way of consolidation this year, nearly everyone surveyed thinks we'll see more consolidation within five years.

By Mike Davey Hamilton, Ontario — October 3, 2017 — We can expect to see more consolidation in the jobber sector before the end of 2017, if the readers who responded to Collision Repair magazine’s latest poll are correct. The majority, 68 percent, believe the jobber business will undergo further consolidation before the year is […]

Treschak Enterprises moves to expand warehouse

A view of the new warehouse being stocked. Treschak Enterprises had to move to a new location to expand.

By Jeff Sanford Welland, Ontario — January 11, 2016 — One of central Canada’s largest jobbers, Treschak Enterprises, has just announced it is moving to a new location. According to the company’s owner and founder Don Treschak, the business has outgrown its old location and needed a new warehouse. “We’re doubling the square footage,” said […]

Uni-Select announces winners of Supplier Awards

Uni-Select logo

By Jeff Sanford Boucherville, Quebec — November 9, 2015 — Automotive products distributor Uni-Select has announced its Canadian Supplier Award winners. The winners were announced recently at the company’s National Supplier Meeting in Toronto. According to the company, the awards are presented to recognize the the achievements, innovation, and outstanding service of suppliers. Congratulations go […]

LJ Peters hosts ‘Amazing Race’ in Whistler

Attendees of the LJ Peters 13th Annual Summit on the steps of the Fairmont Chateau Whistler, prior to the start of the 'Amazing Race' a team building event that saw attendees engage in a massive scavenger hunt around Whistler.

By Jeff Sanford Whistler, British Columbia — October 14, 2015 — Calgary-based LJ Peters held its 13th Annual Summit meeting in Whistler last week. The company is a warehousing firm supplying body shop supplies to jobbers throughout Western Canada. The summit is an annual tradition for the firm, designed to show appreciation for clients, as […]

Collision 360 gives the next generation a hand up

Anthony Iaboni of Collision 360.

By Jeff Sanford Toronto, Ontario — September 2, 2015 — Anthony Iaboni grew up working in his family’s collision supply centre. He learned the business and developed an understanding of what it takes to succeed. Eventually he felt a need to go out on his own and decided to try out the role of entrepreneur. […]

Keystone Automotive launches Key Colour to supply the collision business

Key Colour logo

By Jeff Sanford Toronto, Ontario — July 29, 2015 — Keystone Automotive has just announced it is launching a new business to supply collision repair facilities in the Toronto area. Keystone is a division of large publicly-traded company LKQ Corporation. Over the past few years Keystone has acquired various suppliers of paint and body equipment around the Greater […]