Market update: PPG completes SEM purchase, GM Oshawa retraining

Who better than former assembly workers to service customers’ vehicles at GM dealerships, asks GM Canada? Photo courtesy GM Canada.

By CRM staff Toronto – December 3, 2018 — This week in the market update, PPG adds to its product line with the purchase of SEM, and GM offers to retrain Oshawa assembly workers as auto service techs. GM: retrain assembly workers as auto service techsWith the looming closure of its Oshawa Assembly plant, GM […]

Collision 360 hosts aluminum rivet bonding course

From left to right, Tom Widmer, Art Ewing, Juan Cordova, Anthony Iaboni and Russel Duncan.

By CRM Staff   Toronto, Ontario — March 5, 2018 — This past week Collision 360 hosted a training event at its training centre in Toronto.    Anthony Iaboni, owner of Collision 360, said this when asked by Collision Repair magazine about the inspiration behind the course: “I get asked on a regular basis about […]

Mitchell announces ‘secure’ plan for collision industry data sharing

By Tom Davis San Diego, California — January 17, 2018 — Mitchell has announced it will release a “secure solution” for sharing data among users within the collision repair and insurance claims industry. “Data security has never been more important than it is today, and given the large number of existing systems and partner dependencies, […]

SEM introduces new packaging to help repairers cut down on waste

By CRM Staff Roch Hill, South Carolina — December 18, 2017 — SEM Products has announced the introduction of a new packaging for its fillers and glazes line, which it claims will help collision repairers reduce product waste. The company’s Metal Bite Finishing Glaze, Bumper Bite Flexible Glaze and Carbo Fill Enriched Filler will now […]

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 […]