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Advantage Parts Solutions Celebrates Its 35th Anniversary

This year, Advantage Parts Solutions marks a significant milestone in its journey of excellence, innovation, and OE parts leadership as it celebrates its 35th anniversary. Founded in 1988 in British Columbia, Canada, by Bob Kirstiuk and Tim Scharnberg, Advantage Parts Solutions continues to operate with the same fundamental principles: creating and delivering exceptional value, building …

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AIA Canada, I-CAR, and Canadian Welding Bureau Partner to Enhance Welding Knowledge in Auto Shops

I-CAR Canada has partnered with the Canadian Welding Bureau (CWB Group) to increase welding training opportunities across Canada. Through this partnership, CWB Group lends the use of its training facilities in Milton, Ontario, and Nisku, Alberta, along with its stable of nationwide instructors to I-CAR Canada for industry-leading. This partnership will also allow the CWB Group …

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Collision Repair Parts Market Projected to Exceed US$ 53,041.5 Million by 2033 in the United States and Canada

The collision repair parts market in the United States and Canada is projected to see a large increase up to the end of 2033. According to a report from Future Market Insights (FMI), the United States and Canada collision repair parts market reached a value of US$ 33,696.5 million in 2022. This number is expected …

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ATA Hosts Inaugural Collision Olympics at Its Annual Trade Show

A unique competition brings teams from member shops and high school students together to compete in estimating, body repair, and auto refinishing, while promoting industry excellence and community engagement. by Theresa Jachnycky, director, Automotive Trades Association (ATA) of Manitoba At its annual trade show on October 27, 2023, the Automotive Trades Association (ATA) of Manitoba …

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PPG Unveils Innovations for the Refinish Industry: PPG LINQ Color Software and PPG MAGICBOX Body Shop Assistant

PPG is making waves in the automotive refinish industry with the introduction of two groundbreaking innovations: the PPG LINQ™ Color software and the PPG MAGICBOX™ body shop assistant. These tools are the latest additions to the comprehensive PPG LINQ digital solution, designed to revolutionize the global refinish industry that “provides productivity and sustainability improvement for …

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SAAR Gears Up for Its Largest-Ever Conference and Trade Show

by Tom Bissonnette, executive director, Saskatchewan Association of Automotive Repairers (SAAR) The Saskatchewan Association of Automotive Repairers (SAAR) is in the midst of final preparations for its biggest-ever Fall Conference and Trade Show, scheduled for September 7–8, 2023. The event features keynote speakers Dave Luehr from Elite Body Shop Solutions and Ryan Mandall from Mitchell …

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Stefano Liessi Joins Color Compass as the New Training and Curriculum Coordinator

Color Compass Corporation, a leading name in the Canadian auto collision industry, is pleased to announce the appointment of Stefano Liessi as the new Training and Curriculum Coordinator. This strategic addition to our team reflects our ongoing commitment to advancing the professional development and skills enhancement of individuals within the collision repair sector as well …

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CIECA Invites for a June 29 Webinar with Chuck Olsen

The Collision Industry Electronic Commerce Association (CIECA) announced that its next CIECA Webinar is scheduled for Thursday, June 29 at 11 am PT: “The Future Digital Landscape.” The one-hour webinar will feature Chuck Olsen, Sr. VP Operations & Automotive Technology at AirPro Diagnostics. During the live broadcast, Olsen will discuss new technologies the collision industry …

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Quebec on its way to becoming a leader in auto repair rights with Bill 29

The Automotive Industries Association of Canada (AIA Canada) welcomes the tabling of Bill 29, an Act to protect consumers against programmed obsolescence and promote durability, reparability and maintenance of goods, by Québec Minister of Justice Simon Jolin-Barrette. by AIA Canada Bill 29 will enshrine the increasingly threatened right of Quebecers to have their vehicle serviced …

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