Canadians in Charge: Derek Willshire to lead LKQ operations in Canada

Toronto, Ontario ⁠— Derek Willshire, regional vice president for LKQ Canada, will now lead the company’s operations across all of Canada. Previously, Willshire led the company’s operations in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Newfoundland, Prince Edward Island, Quebec, Ontario and Manitoba. The Western provinces fell under the same jurisdiction as LKQ’s Western U.S. operations. “I’m a […]

Stepping up: Calgary repairer helps little girl get back on her feet

Rachid El Madawi, Julia Khaled, and the Fiat 500 El Madawi's shop refurbished for auction. Proceeds from the auction will help to pay for an operation Khaled needs due to her cerebral palsy.

By Barett Poley Calgary, Alberta — November 18, 2016 — A little girl with cerebral palsy will soon be able to walk for the first time in her life, thanks to a donation from a shop in Calgary. The collision repair shop, Rachid’s Auto Sales, has restored and customized a Fiat 500 for auction. The funds […]

Napanee District Secondary School brings repairers and students together

Representatives of local collision facilities watch Dan Dominato of LKQ/Keystone demonstrate SEM's OEM Refinish System at a clinic held at Napanee District Secondary School. The school has also hosted I-CAR events, and plans are underway to host more clinics in the future.

By Mike Davey Napanee, Ontario — February 26, 2016 — Keystone Automotive held a clinic recently in Napanee, Ontario that should make anyone interested in the future of the industry sit up and take notice. The clinic itself wasn’t that unusual. Representatives of SEM Products and DeVilbiss demonstrated new products to members of the collision […]

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 […]