Live on the Air: Spanesi’s free-to-attend Interactive Week kicks off

Naperville, Chicago ⁠— Spanesi Interactive Week kicked off on Monday, reigning in the inaugural week-long virtual event hosted by Spanesi Americas. Monday’s events included a kickoff keynote by Spanesi Americas Chief Operating Officer Tim Morgan, as well as a demonstration of the company’s 106/Universal Jig System and a discussion on panel straightening with the Spanesi […]

All Hands on Deck: AIA releases agenda for next week’s AGM

Toronto, Ontario — A week out from its Annual General Meeting, the Automotive Industry Association of Canada (AIA) has released the agenda for the event where some of the top names in collision repair will share ideas for the coming year. As usual, the meeting will cover the appointment of the auditors for 2021, as […]

CCIF insurer panel looks at KPIs and collaboration between segments

The insurer panel at CCIF. From left: Luc Ruest, Tony Mammone, Tony Sutera and moderator Larry Jefferies.

By Mike Davey Toronto, Ontario — February 11, 2016 — It’s rare that a group of repairers gets to hear multiple representatives of major insurance companies discuss the challenges of the collision repair industry. The Canadian Collision Industry Forum (CCIF) offered just such an opportunity through an insurer panel discussion. The insurer panel took place […]

Ontario government to host panel on connected cars, autonomous vehicles at CIAS

The 2016 Canadian International AutoShow will take place at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre in Toronto.

Toronto, Ontario — February 4, 2016 — The Canadian International AutoShow (CIAS) will feature a new conference segment called Connected Automobile, presented by the Ontario government in partnership with the Automotive Parts Manufacturers Association (APMA). Connected Automobile will provide attendees with a glimpse into the future of driving, with panel discussions on the latest in […]

Live@NACE: CCIF at NACE

CCIF at NACE

Detroit, Michigan — July 26, 2015 — For the second time, NACE has played host to an event presented by the Canadian Collision Industry Forum (CCIF). Fittingly for a Canadian event in an American city, the event was “Global Trends: Changing the Course of the Collision Repair Business in Canada,” and looked at the Canadian […]

Alternate Revenue Streams panel looks beyond the traditional

The panel on alternate revenue streams at NACE. From left: Chris Chesney, Sr. Director Customer Training for CARQUEST Technical Institute; Donny Seyfer, Co-Owner of Seyfer Automotive; Greg Buckley, President of Buckley's AutoCare; Todd Westerlund, CEO of Kukui Corporation and Bill Moss, President of EuroService Automotive.

By Jeff Sanford Detroit, Michigan — July 27, 2015 — Increasing traditional revenue streams in collision repair can be very difficult. This is one reason for an interesting panel session at NACE 2015 that looked outside the traditional. The panel, Alternate Revenue Streams, examined various methods for facility owners to increase revenue. As panel members […]

I-CAR launches Aluminum Panel Repair and Replacement course

Hoffman Estates, Illinois — August 26, 2014 — I­‐CAR has launched its all­‐new instructor‐led course, Aluminum Panel Repair and Replacement (APR01). This course provides in­‐depth information, backed by in­‐class student activities, on the array of important considerations to take into account when making decisions on aluminum panels.   The Aluminum Panel Repair and Replacement course is […]