Hit the Books: SEMA launches new education library

Diamond Bar, California — SEMA launched a new online education library to provide the automotive aftermarket with easy and affordable year-round access to experts and leaders. The organization said the new SEMA Virtual Education Portal at sema.org/education includes a comprehensive collection of educational webinars and resources targeted to the automotive aftermarket. From technical details about […]

A Week to Remember: Catch Collision Repair’s exclusive pics from SEMA 2021!

Las Vegas, Nevada — Well, another SEMA Show has officially wrapped up. We may be bidding the lights of Las Vegas goodbye ’til 2022, but the events of the last five days have given us plenty to think about as an industry. The first time attendees gathered at the SEMA Show since 2019, this year’s […]

Dust is the Enemy: 3M showcases new abrasives, Festool dust extraction at SEMA

Las Vegas, Nevada — 3M’s Automotive Aftermarket division is all set up at the 2021 SEMA Show, touting the company’s brand new Net Abrasives and an overarching motto of “Dust is the Enemy,” 3M Application Engineer Specialist Nick Oberle told Collision Repair mag. In a collision repair setting, most understand dust to be a mere […]

Mojave Mayhem: Come see Collision Repair mag at the SEMA Show

Las Vegas, Nevada ⁠— The 2021 SEMA Show kicks off today, November 2⁠—and Collision Repair mag will be there all week covering the action! Come visit Collision Repair mag at Booth #34233 in the Collision Repair and Refinish Hall today through November 5, where magazine publisher Darryl Simmons will be greeting all your friendly faces […]

Viva Las Vegas: AIA Canada to host historic Canada Night at SEMA Show 2021

Las Vegas, Nevada — Planning on heading to Vegas the first week of November and yet to sign up for the Automotive Industries Association of Canada’s (AIA Canada) iconic Canada Night event? Why wait? AIA Canada says slots are 50 percent sold out with the event still three months away. Slated for November 2, this […]

Profit Driver: Steve Trapp of Axalta delivers pre-launch workshop at CCIF

Steve Trapp of Axalta Coatings Systems.

Toronto, Ontario — January 30, 2020 — Early arrivals to this year’s CCIF conference in Toronto got the chance to see one of the auto aftermarket’s best-known figures share key managerial insights on Thursday afternoon. Steve Trapp, the North America Services Manager for Axalta Coating Systems, delivered a workshop on how to drive for 45 […]

SEMA Award finalists announced!

By CRM staff Toronto, Ontario – October 9, 2018 — The 2018 SEMA show is coming up quickly, and with three weeks to go, the finalists for a number of different award categories have been officially announced! Determined by votes cast by the exhibitors of the event, the finalists have been broken up into the […]

SCRS OEM Tech Summit connects at SEMA

By CRM staff Toronto, Ontario – October 5, 2018 – The OEM certification trend is arguably at a tipping point. With companies such as General Motors preparing to move forward with a network of company approved bodyshops and actively referring customers to them through OnStar, other big automakers are now entertaining the same kind of ideas. This […]

SEMA, NACE Automechanika, CCIF and more to look forward to in 2018

By James Kerr Toronto, Ontario — January 1 2018 — The Canadian collision repair industry is small enough that you know your neighbouring shops, you know all the local reps, you know the company leaders—it’s one country-wide community of collision repair. A convention of the collision repair industry is a get-together of old friends, but […]