Head Age Matters

Head Age Matters: Dealing With the Generational Divide

Be aware of issues and how to solve them. The ‘generation gap’ is nothing new; younger and older people have always been on either side of …

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Sherwin-Williams Announces Q1 2015 Training Schedule

As we get ready for the start of a new year, Sherwin-Williams Automotive Finishes has announced its first quarter training schedule for 2015. A range of courses will be

Kirmac Collision

Kirmac Collision Plans B.C. Expansion

Following the sale of its 12 Washington State collision centres to U.S. consolidator Service King, Kirmac Collision Services, recently announced plans to expand its operations in British Columbia. Currently,


CCIF: Top 10 Types of Communication That Impact Your Business

Communications impact every aspect of your business. By reviewing how effective your communications are in the following ten areas, you may uncover some opportunities to improve your business. 1. Employee – Manager Effective communication


Mitchell Q4 Industry Trends Report Highlights Need for Speed in Repairs

In Mitchell’s recently released fourth quarter Industry Trends Report (ITR) for 2014, a key hot-button topic on the collision industry side concerned repair speed, since turnaround time is


AkzoNobel, Daimler AG, Sign Global Supply Agreement

Daimler AG has announced a supply agreement with AkzoNobel Performance Coatings. As a result, AkzoNobel is now an approved supplier of vehicle refinishing services to Daimler dealerships and

Ford F-150

Ford F-150: A Game Changer

The all-new F-150 brings new opportunities to the collision repair industry. By the end of the year, owners will be driving their spiffy new Ford F-150s straight off dealer lots around the

Canadian Data

A Look at the Canadian Data

The average length of rental (LOR) based on repairable vehicles rose to 10.7 days in the third quarter of 2014.  This was an increase of 0.2 days over

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Enterprise Releases Q3 2014 Rental Data

Enterprise recently released average LOR (length of rental) data for Q3 2014.  The trend is stable across Canada, with an average LOR of 10.2 days, down 0.1 day, in


New Regulations Mean Big Changes to Come

This has been a very exciting summer in the canadian auto recycling industry. At the end of July, A&L Auto Recyclers hosted a cheque presentation ceremony to the Sunshine Foundation of Canada.