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Fix Network Raises More Than $7,600 at Annual Golf Tournament

Fix Network’s 13th annual golf tournament supporting Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) Canada saw record participation this year, with more than 150 golfers and more than $7,600 raised. Fix Network wrote in a news release that the more than 150 … Continue reading

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Former Safelite President and CEO Tom Feeney Retires

On June 30, Tom Feeney will retire from Safelite after a 35-year career with the auto glass company. Feeny previously served as president and CEO for 14 years, and was credited for the company’s significant growth during that time. Feeney … Continue reading

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A Day in the Life: Easy Fix

Mike Williams manages three franchise locations in B.C., in Vancouver, Aldergrove, and South Surrey. He has found that working in glass is a community-minded, people-first profession, one that has turned out to be—clearly—the right fit. Click here to read more. … Continue reading

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NOVUS Glass Celebrates Kelowna Location

Kelowna in western Canada is the latest location for NOVUS Glass, and joins Fix Network’s global portfolio of locally owned and operated aftermarket franchise centers. Kelowna’s operations manager Scott Maciag has worked in glass repair and replacement for 12 years, … Continue reading

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Uniban Opens UniglassPlus/Ziebart Calgary in Alberta

UniglassPlus/Ziebart Calgary, part of the Uniban family, is open in Alberta providing automotive glass repair and replacement services. Glen Van Camp and his son Cayden Van Camp own the new location. Glen has 15 years of auto glass experience, Cayden … Continue reading

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Driven Brands Exec Talks Expansion Plans

Driven Brands shot to the number three spot in AGRR magazine’s 2022 list of Top Auto Glass Retailers in the category of companies with $100-$200 million in revenue. In April 2022, the company announced it was acquiring All Star Glass, … Continue reading

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Milton Member of Parliament and Fix Network Discuss Right to Repair Bill

Bill C-244 was a topic of discussion when a federal member of Canadian parliament visited Fix Network’s Regional Training Centre in Milton last week. Adam van Koeverden’s visit allowed an opportunity for him to speak with Fix Network president and … Continue reading

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Gas Up: Fuel Prices Cause Pain at the Pump

A global pandemic. A labor shortage. Supply chain challenges and exorbitant gas prices. The struggle is real in the auto glass industry. At the end of March, Autospecs Glass in Dallas and Houston found it reached its fleet credit limit … Continue reading

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Go! Glass Ottawa Earns Best Glass Repair Award

Go! Glass, an automotive glass repair and replacement company part of the Driven Brands family, celebrates winning Ottawa’s best glass repair with FACES Magazine 2022 Ottawa Awards for Go! Glass Ottawa. “Like every other industry, we’ve been affected by the … Continue reading

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Boyd Group Services Announces Cash Dividend for First Quarter of 2022

Boyd Group Services announced a cash dividend of $0.144 per common share for the first quarter of 2022. The dividend is payable on April 27, 2022 to common shareholders at the close of business March 31, 2022. The Boyd Group … Continue reading

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PGW Auto Glass Sold to One Firm Equity Partners

PGW Glass is being sold by its owner, LKQ Corporation, to One Firm Equity Partners (OEP). PGW Auto Glass distributes aftermarket glass in 113 facilities in the U.S. and Canada, and is headquartered in Cranberry Township, Pa. Closure of the … Continue reading

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Everything You Need to Know About Alberta’s New Auto Insurance System

On Jan. 1, Alberta became the latest Canadian province to implement a “direct compensation for property damage” (or DCPD) auto insurance model, following in the footsteps of Ontario, Quebec, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, and Prince Edward Island. Click … Continue reading

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Changes to Auto Insurance Across Canada in 2021

At the same time, regulatory bodies from several provinces laid the groundwork for auto insurance reform and took steps to improve insurance systems. Many of these initiatives will take effect in 2022. Here is a look back at the important auto insurance changes across Canada from 2021 and what drivers can expect this year.    … Continue reading

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Driven Brands Acquires Auto Glass Now, Expands US Presence

Automotive services provider Driven Brands Holdings Inc. has acquired auto glass repair firm Auto Glass Now for $170 million, thus expanding its presence in the U.S. Click here to read more.  

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More Than Half of Polled Canadians Keep Their Auto Insurer for Five Years or Longer

A whopping 84% of Canadians have stayed with their auto insurer for two or more years and 58% have remained with the same company for more than five years, according to a Ratehub survey. Click here to read more.  

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Fix Auto Milton Unveils New Facility

Fix Auto Milton unveiled its new collision repair facility, and owner-operator Frank Corno says the upgrade allows his technicians to repair several vehicles simultaneously, ensuring swift turnaround times. Corno joined the Fix Network in 2019 and has been associated with … Continue reading

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Go! Glass Ottawa Opens in Ontario

Uniban, a provider of automotive glass repair and replacement, announced the opening of Go! Glass Ottawa. Its facility has been a part of the Ottawa community for 26 years and is now under the ownership of Uniban Canada. “Vehicle technology … Continue reading

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Local Business Rebuilding From the Ashes After Devastating Blaze

Paul Badley hopes to reopen his auto glass repair shop within the next month. . . . Badley explained that while he wasn’t there last Wednesday morning when a fire and subsequent explosion destroyed his building and caused significant damage … Continue reading

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Fix Auto Toronto Junction Achieves CCIAP Recognition

Fix Auto Toronto Junction has achieved recognition under the Canadian Collision Industry Accreditation Program (CCIAP). The CCIAP is a not-for-profit program launched by AIA (Automotive Industries Association) of Canada and requires shops to undergo a test of their repair processes … Continue reading

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Two in Hospital After Explosion at Auto Glass Shop

“The Speedy Auto Glass blew up,” says Joe Hurdle. “And there were flames through the roof about 15-20 feet.” Hurdle owns the Midas shop next door to Speedy Glass in Barrie, Ontario, Canada. He and his staff saw black smoke … Continue reading

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UniglassPlus Barrie Opens in Ontario

Uniban Canada, a provider of automotive glass repair, replacement and calibration, announced the opening of UniglassPlus Barrie located in Barrie, Ontario. Basam Betou, owner of UniglassPlus Barrie, holds more than two decades of auto glass repair industry experience. “The customer … Continue reading

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UniglassPlus Markham Opens in Ontario

Uniban, a provider of automotive glass repair and replacement, celebrated the opening of UniglassPlus Markham located in Markham, Ontario. The location is owned by Vatche Najarian. His father opened his collision repair center in 1989, allowing him to grow up … Continue reading

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Ford Recalls 5,000 Mach-Es in Canada Over Loose Windshield, Roof

Owners of affected vehicles will have their windshields reinstalled and panoramic roofs glued properly at Ford dealers . . . The first recall (Manufacturer Recall Number 21C22) concerns 3,178 units sold in Canada. On these vehicles, the windshield may not … Continue reading

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Ontario Welcomes ProColor Collision Facility

ProColor Collision Markville began full-scale operations in Canada this week. Formerly known as Markville Repair, the new facility reflects owner Mario Blandizzi’s 50-year association with the collision repair industry. “My older brother got me into this business,” Blandizzi says. “I … Continue reading

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Fix Network Hosts ‘Trades Experience Day’

Fix Network recently hosted the graduating class of pre-apprenticeship body technicians from Tropicana Community Services for its first Fix Network ‘Trades Experience Day’ at its Milton facility in Ontario, Canada. Tropicana’s Auto Body and Collision Damage Repairer pre-apprenticeship program is … Continue reading

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UniglassPlus and VitroPlus Fighting Hunger in Schools through Windshield Program

UniglassPlus and VitroPlus, well-known Canadian automotive glass repair and replacement companies and part of the Driven Brands family of automotive aftermarket franchise brands, have partnered with Breakfast Club of Canada to bring meals to those in need. Until April 30, … Continue reading

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Mitchell International Brings Cloud Estimating to the Canadian Market

Mitchell International (Mitchell) recently announced the availability of Mitchell Cloud Estimating in Canada. Carriers and collision repairers can use the cloud-based application to write estimates from anywhere and from any Internet-enabled device—including their smartphone, tablet or laptop, according to the … Continue reading

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COVID-19 Impacts Drivers State-By-State

Mojio recently released a new project that examines COVID-19’s impact on driving behavior. The project analyzes vehicle usage, which has decreased since the virus began to spread according to the company’s data, at both nationwide and state-by-state levels. Mojio designs, … Continue reading

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Boyd Autobody & Glass Acquires Two Repair Locations in Canada

The Boyd Group announced it acquired two collision repair locations in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. The previous owners have operated for many years as Nutana Collision. The addition doubles the number of Boyd repair centers in Saskatchewan. “These acquisitions enhance our geographical … Continue reading

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Xinyi Still Hopeful for New Guelph/Eramosa Glass Plant

Representatives for Xinyi Canada say they are still committed to starting a new float glass plant in the Guelph/Eramosa area despite the results of last week’s council meeting. The company aims to create its proposed 2 million square foot facility … Continue reading

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Debate Over Guelph/Eramosa Glass Plant

Xinyi Canada aims to bring a new glass plant to the Guelph and Eramosa area in Ontario but not everyone thinks it’s a good idea. In fact, some residents have expressed their concerns against the new glass plant with letters … Continue reading

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Use of Lawyers to Fight Insurers Shows ‘Failure’ in Auto Insurance System, Report Says

Use of Lawyers to Fight Insurers Shows ‘Failure’ in Auto Insurance System, Report Says

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Ontario’s Auto Insurance System ‘One of the Least Effective’ in Canada, Report Finds

Ontario’s Auto Insurance System ‘One of the Least Effective’ in Canada, Report Finds

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Speedy Collision Now Part of Belron Canada

Belron Canada announced December 23 the acquisition of Speedy Collision, a network of 24 franchise collision centers located across Alberta, Saskatchewan and Ontario. Continue reading

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