In It to WIN It: WIN announces 2020 Educational Conference theme

Toronto, Ontario — The Women’s Industry Network (WIN) has announced the first details for its next Educational Conference, which will be held at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Newport Beach, Calif. from May 3 through 5. This year’s theme—‘Driving the Future’—will aim to host industry professionals for two days of education, connection and celebration of […]

Dave Luehr’s Elite Body Shop Solutions Presents: “Leading the Ethical Revolution”

Nashville, TN – December 3, 2019 – Dave Luehr’s Elite Body Shop Solutions announces the next installment in the FREE Elite Webinar Series. “Leading the Ethical Revolution” will feature Jeff Peevy, AMi president and current Collision Industry Conference (CIC) Chair, on Tuesday, December 17th, at 1 p.m. Central. To register, visit: Those who are […]

Equipment Endowment: BASF donates paint supplies to Collision Repair Education Foundation

Toronto, Ontario — Automotive refinishing students across North America can look forward to new spray guns, paints, materials and other equipment, thanks to an estimated $200,000 donation from BASF. The Collision Repair Education Foundation (CREF) received the donation from BASF, and the materials will support multiple automotive refinish programs at several schools in the United […]

Success Dawns: AIA Canada’s Student Aftermarket Day

Barrie, Ontario — Automotive students, listen up–AIA Canada’s Student Aftermarket day, which is sure to be a day chock-full of learning and networking opportunities, is right around the corner. Organized by the AIA Young Professionals in the Aftermarket, the one-day conference will be held on Nov. 19 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the […]

Elite Education: Dave Luehr and Elite Body Shop Solutions to host free webinar

Dave Luehr’s Elite Body Shop Solutions has announced the next installment in the free elite webinar series, featuring CCC Information Services director and industry analyst Susanna Gotsch. What to Expect in 2020, a seminar discussing developments in the automobile industry in 2019 and what that may mean in 2020 will be held on Tuesday, Oct. […]

Tech Check: AIA Canada to host free webinar on emerging technologies

With new automotive technologies taking the repair industry by storm, the Automotive Industries Association of Canada (AIA) has announced a webinar discussing how emerging auto technology will impact small- and medium-sized aftermarket businesses. The free webinar will take place from 2 p.m to 3 p.m EST on Oct. 23 and will feature Roger Francis, director […]

The Journey to Operational Excellence

Dave Luehr – September 2019 One of the commonalities between most collision repair shops is chaos. I believe many shop owners have become complacent with chaos, chalking it up as a “normal” part of the industry. This belief in my opinion is insanity. Having been involved with collision repair for over 35 years now, I […]

I-CAR’s Training and Recognition Program Enhancements Benefit Collision Repairers

I-CAR’s Training and Recognition Program Enhancements Benefit Collision Repairers Join I-CAR’s Nick Notte on July 30th at 1:00 PM CDT as he goes live with Dave Luehr to inform you with all you need to know about I-CAR’s latest Professional Development Program (PDP). This informative I-CAR webinar will provide important details about how the organization continues […]


Skills Canada competitors take training to the next level at SATA’s Ontario training facility By Cindy MacDonald Six competitors and their trainers gathered near Toronto in March in preparation for the car painting competition at World Skills, to be held in Russia later this year. The Skills Canada car painting team hosted several other teams […]