Subaru unveils new single platform for future vehicles

Subaru has followed Volkswagen's lead in designing a single platform on which to build multiple vehicles. The new Subaru Global Platform will first be seen on the new Impreza.

By Mike Davey Tokyo, Japan — March 9, 2016 — Fuji Heavy Industries has offered a glimpse into the future. Specifically, the company has unveiled an overview of the Subaru Global Platform. Currently still under development, the company has indicated that the new platform will constitute the basic foundation of the next generation of Subaru vehicles. […]

Production management training to be held at icoat facility

A previous course held at the icoat training facility in Tecumseh, Ontario.

By Dylan O’Hagan Tecumseh, Ontario — March 9,2016 — The collision repair industry is always changing and key performance indicators (KPIs) and production management are becoming even more important when it comes to maintaining profitability and efficiency in body shops. That is why the Southern Ontario company icoat is offering specialized training in performance management […]

Prochilo Brothers partner with COSTI to combat labour shortage

Adam Prochilo with Justice Otoo and Devon G. Walters, candidates from COSTI Employment Services.

By Mike Davey Toronto, Ontario — March 9, 2016 — Like many repairers, the leadership team at Prochilo Brothers Auto Collision in Toronto, Ontario, have met challenges when trying to fill staff positions. However, they’ve risen to meet them by growing their own solution. The facility has aligned with COSTI Employment Services. COSTI provides educational, […]

Recent increase in global scrap steel prices

The prices for steel scrap have ticked up slightly recently, but this follows a year of lower than average prices.

Toronto, Ontario — March 9, 2016 — Good news for automotive recyclers: there’s been an unexpected upturn in ferrous scrap prices recently. A number of experts have weighed in on whether the price bump will last. The price increase is quite recent and follows numbers in January that showed a decline in world steel production. […]

OARA Convention to present on revenue boosts, new regulations and more

The 2016 OARA Convention & Trade Show takes place March 17 to 20 at Markham Suites Conference Centre in Markham, Ontario.

By Mike Davey Markham, Ontario — March 9, 2016 — There’s barely a week to go before Canada’s largest automotive recycling event opens its doors. Presented by the Ontario Automotive Recyclers Association (OARA), the 2016 OARA Convention & Trade Show takes place March 17 to 20 at Markham Suites Conference Centre in Markham, Ontario. The […]