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PPG honors ColorVision with 2021 Platinum Distributor of the Year award

PHOTO: ColorVision is the recipient of the PPG Automotive Refinish 2021 Platinum Distributor of the Year award. Taking part in the celebration are (from left) Tom Maziarz, PPG vice president, Automotive Refinish, Americas; Chris Dewes, former PPG director, PPG PLATINUM DISTRIBUTOR™ programs; Christopher Wegley, ColorVision operations director; Michael McGarry, PPG chairman and chief executive officer; …

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B.C. Automotive Repair Shop Raises Funds for Flood-Affected Communities

Photo: (L to R) Rick Francoeur, 360 Collision Centres; Nicole-Ann Poitras, Lower Mainland Christmas Bureau; MP Brad Vis and children making a donation to the toy drive; Daryl Francoeur, 360 Collision Centres When news that the Lower Mainland Christmas Bureau, the organization which brings holiday toys to thousands of underprivileged children annually, was in need …

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ARA Collision/Glass AGM & Trade Show

The Automotive Retailers Association has committed to hosting its inaugural Collision and Glass Trade Show in June 2022. The message is simple, “Industry is evolving, evolve with it.” With the introduction of ICBC’s repair programs, many shops require access to information. Learn how to gain efficiency, become more profitable, and how management systems can provide …

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Craftsman Collision introduces COVID-19 Vaccination Policy

Craftsman Collision has introduced a new health and safety policy to further protect employees, customers, suppliers and the communities in which the company operates. The vaccination policy applies to all employees of the Craftsman Group, which includes Craftsman Collision, Distinctive Auto Works, MB Autoworks, Craftsman Auto Glass, Wedge Clamp Systems, and Craftsman Ventures, to be …

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Craftsman Collision Raises $31K for Canadian Red Cross BC Wildfire Appeal

Craftsman Collision, a Canadian MSO in the auto body repair industry since 1977, has partnered with the Canadian Red Cross to support of the B.C. Wildfire Appeal campaign.  In mid August, a 2-week matching fundraising campaign was launched through Craftsman’s social media channels, media outlets in the Okanagan and Craftsman employees. The campaign raised $15,833, …

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The ARA Accepts Entries to its Show and Shine Contest

Entries are now being accepted for the Automotive Retailers Association’s (ARA) third annual Show and Shine contest. Competition entries will be accepted online until August 31, 2021. After the closing date, all submitted photos will be displayed on the website for public voting. The event’s key sponsor, BASF, will select the “Best in Show” winner. All other …

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CCIF Vancouver 2021 Cancelled

The Canadian Collision Industry Forum (CCIF) announced that the CCIF in-person event, initially scheduled for September 23 – 24, 2021 in Vancouver, B.C. has been cancelled, due to the ongoing uncertainty surrounding COVID-19 restrictions and concerns for the health and safety of participants. Citing uncertainty around the concerns about maintaining social distancing while attending a …

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