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Online Wholesale Vehicle Auction Site Enhanced, Canadian Site Launched
June 24, 2010 by Auto Service World

Openlane, Inc., an online auction company for automotive dealers to buy and sell wholesale vehicles, has announced significant enhancements to its U.S. open auction site, www.openlane.com, and the launch of a new auction site for Canadian customers, www.openlane.ca. Openlane’s online auctions

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LGM Appointed Exclusive Distributor and Sales Support Provider for Kia Warranty an Protection Products
June 8, 2010 by Auto Service World

LGM, a supplier of extended warranty, group credit insurance, wear protection and automotive theft deterrent products has announced its partnership with Omni Warranty Corp (OWC) and Kia Canada Inc. in the launch of the new Kia Protect suite of products.

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CCIF Vancouver played host to more than half a dozen sessions. Here are a few words on some of them.
June 1, 2010 by Auto Service World

Scott Smith, Automotive Industries Association of Canada, presented early findings of the Collision Industry Survey conducted by the association. A selection of numbers were offered, and feedback requested as to how they shake out with industry experience. Results will be

Steven Feltovich says shop owners need to build efficiency and stay committed.
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CCIF Vancouver Presentation Puts Onus for Change on Owners
June 1, 2010 by Auto Service World

With imperatives to improve profitability, the collision shop owner may very well be the barrier to future success. That was, in part, the message of Steven Feltovich at the Canadian Collision Industry Forum event in Vancouver. His presentation, “Collision Repair

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427/CSN Auto Collision Named Bodyshop of the Year
June 1, 2010 by Auto Service World

Lorenzo D’Alessandro and his team at 427 / CSN Auto Collision have been named Bodyshop Magazine’s Bodyshop of the Year. Through the nomination process we received dozens of entries from across the country, all of which presented compelling arguments. But,

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PPG’s MVP Business Solutions Conference Maps Out A Brighter Future
June 1, 2010 by Auto Service World

One of the most critical issues facing today’s boomer-dominated collision repair facility owner is dealing with a new generation of worker with very different values, and very different expectations from what the owner had at a similar age. Learning to

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Obituary (June 01, 2010)
June 1, 2010 by Auto Service World

Rick Berg, Dedicated Industry Supporter, Passes at 47 Rick Berg, dedicated supporter of the collision repair industry, has passed away suddenly at age 47. Berg, of 3M Canada’s Automotive Division, was also chair of the PBE Council of the Automotive

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Basic Estimating Course Offered in Hamilton, West Toronto
May 27, 2010 by Auto Service World

The popular basic estimating collision repair training course is back to help shop or office employees, new estimators and insurance company staff who may need assistance in estimating collision damage on cars and light trucks in Ontario. Taught by experienced

Police suspect but won't confirm that a Porsche Cayenne was involved in a hit and run in Port Dalhousie, Ont., May 24
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Silver/Grey SUV Vehicle Wanted In Port Dalhousie Hit and Run
May 26, 2010 by Auto Service World

Niagara Regional Police area asking for assistance from all Niagara, Halton, and Hamilton collision repair shops to locate a vehicle responsible for a serious pedestrian hit and run collision that occurred in Port Dalhousie, Ont., during the morning hours of

Collision industry training provider I-CAR has finalized its licensing deal with the AIA to provide training in Canada.
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I-CAR Announces Agreement with AIA of Canada
April 21, 2010 by Auto Service World

I-CAR, the Inter-Industry Conference on Auto Collision Repair and the Automotive Industries Association (AIA) of Canada have announced that they have reached a final licensing agreement by which AIA will assume operations of I-CAR training in Canada. The agreement marks

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Latest Blow for Toyota has Far Reaching Effects
April 14, 2010 by Auto Service World

On the heels of a rare “Don’t Buy” rating by Consumer Reports, Toyota has decided to temporarily stop selling the Lexus GX460 SUV, putting the China launch of the SUV in jeopardy. “For more than 20 years, Lexus has made

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U.K. Introduces Carbon-Emissions Based “Road Tax”
April 5, 2010 by Auto Service World

April 1 saw the introduction in the U.K. of a Vehicle Excise Duty (VED) on all new vehicles sold, with rates based on CO2 emissions. While the tax has been referred to variously as a Road Tax or Showroom Tax,