PPG adds Custom Midcoat to Vibrance Collection

VWM500, part of PPG's Vibrance Collection.

Mississauga, Ontario — August 19, 2015 — PPG Automotive Refinish has introduced VWM500 Custom Midcoat, a solvent-borne, VOC-compliant Vibrance Collection product formulated exclusively for application with waterborne basecoats. According to PPG, VWM500 allows painters to use Vibrance Collection special-effect pigments and dyes to seamlessly create multiple colour layers—including custom candies, micas or pearl midcoat layers—over […]

Fix Auto Canada adds Fix Auto Markville to the network

Joanne and John Ye Shen, owners of Fix Auto Markville.

Mississauga, Ontario — August 19, 2015 — Daryll O’Keefe, General Manager of Fix Auto Ontario, has announced the addition of a new strategic partner, Fix Auto Markville. “The Fix Auto banner continues to evolve and meet the demands of our ever changing industry. The network offers us the power of their strong brand and the […]

Newer Takata airbag being investigated

Takata's airbags were the subject of a massive multi-manufacturer recall earlier this year. Recent investigations have put the company's more recently produced airbags under scrutiny as well.

By Jeff Sanford Toronto, Ontario — August 19, 2015 — Already suffering the effects of the world’s largest recall, Japanese airbag maker Takata is now facing new concerns about a 2011 airbag deployed in a US-based accident of a Volkswagen. Mainstream media outlets are reporting that federal investigators are now investigating airbags installed on a […]

Boyd Group impresses analysts with strong business

Boyd Group sign

By Jeff Sanford Toronto, Ontario — August 20, 2015 — Boyd Group Income Fund announced its latest numbers this week. Analysts were so impressed with the results they tripped over each other in a rush to boost their price targets.   Boyd Group, of course, is the largest corporate-owned multi-location operator (MSO) in North America. […]

WorldSkills celebrates the power of skills at closing ceremony

The closing ceremonies of the 43rd WorldSkills competition in São Paulo, Brazil.

São Paulo, Brazil — August 19, 2015 — Following an intense and high spirited 43rd WorldSkills Competition, the Closing Ceremony of WorldSkills São Paulo 2015 brought to an end the largest competition in WorldSkills history and the first ever held in Latin America. Approximately 9,000 competitors, experts, delegates, sponsors, partners and supporters recognized the excellence […]