CCIF Vancouver puts the spotlight on scanning, accreditation and training

The latest CCIF event broke attendance records for Vancouver meetings, drawing over 300 stakeholders. Photos by Chelsea Stebner, JF Champagne, Mike Kaplaniak and TJ Schultz.

Vancouver, British Columbia — October 2, 2016 — Scanning, industry accreditation and OEM certification programs took centre stage at the latest meeting of the Canadian Collision Industry Forum (CCIF). The meeting, the last scheduled for 2016, drew over 300 stakeholders to the Vancouver Marriott Pinnacle Downtown. CCIF Vancouver got underway with a welcome reception on […]

Calgary collision repairers riding out economic downturn

Since oil prices took a nosedive last year, the economy in Alberta has been limping through one of its infamous busts, leaving collision repairers across the province in limbo.

By Jeff Sanford Calgary, Alberta — August 10, 2016 — Alberta continues to suffer through a painful economic slump. The price of oil is relatively low. The effects have rippled through the provincial economy creating interesting challenges for Calgary-based collision repair centres. Those living in Alberta have long ridden the cyclic nature of the energy industry. […]

Craftsman Collision opens 40th location

Craftsman Collision in Rutland, British Columbia. The new facility is Craftsman Collision's fourth body shop in the Okanagan Valley.

North Vancouver, British Columbia — April 3, 2016 — Craftsman Collision has opened a new location in Rutland, British Columbia, a neighbourhood on the northeast edge of Kelowna. The new autobody facility is Craftsman’s third in the Kelowna area and fifth in the BC Interior. According to Craftsman COO Rick Hatswell, the new Rutland shop […]