Future of lightweighting? Look to Lotus

The Lotus Evora Sport 410 features a carbon fibre tailgate, among other weight saving strategies.

By Mike Davey   Hamilton, Ontario — May 4, 2016 — You probably won’t see too many roll into the shop, but it’s worth noting that Lotus has managed to shave another 207 kilograms from its cars. The company’s heaviest model weighs in at just 1,395 kilograms.    The company doesn’t produce what most people […]

Deb Group releases free e-book on preventing occupation skin disease

The e-book from Deb Group outlines how to start a program designed to prevent occupational skin diseases.

By Mike Davey   Charlotte, North Carolina — May 4, 2015 — Skin care doesn’t usually seem like a workplace issue, but an occupational skin disease (OSD) can seriously impact a technician’s productivity. Taking steps to prevent them from cropping up in the first place can be a vital part of health and safety management.  […]

Boyd expands in North Carolina

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By Mike Davey Winnipeg, Manitoba — May 4, 2016 — The Boyd Group is growing again in the US, this time with the acquisition of Faith Autobody in Rocky Mount, North Carolina. The newly-acquired facility will operate under the Gerber & Collision Glass name. “Our new location in Rocky Mount is a welcome addition to […]

Hands on the wheel: Consumer advocacy org. says more off-road testing is needed for AVs

Mark Francis of ICBC with one of Google's self-driving cars. Francis believes insurance premiums will likely decrease as a result of AVs.

By Dylan O’Hagan   Peterborough, Ontario — May 4, 2016 — Ontario’s Ministry of Transportation has taken steps to prepare for the introduction of autonomous vehicles (AVs), including a pilot program launched at the beginning of 2016. For more on this, please see “Legislative framework still needed for autonomous vehicles.“   However, at least organization […]

Rising commodity prices good news for recyclers

Catalytic converters contain precious metals such as platinum and rhodium. Rising commodity prices mean recyclers can realize more profits for these items than in recent months.

By Jeff Sanford Toronto, Ontario — May 4, 2016 — Every auto recycler knows there’s money to be made in recycling the precious metals included in catalytic converters. However, some of those cats might be getting left behind, according to Becky Berube from United Catalyst Corporation. Berube says many catalytic convertors are simply left on the […]

Minister Murray to auto recyclers: ‘We need you’

Glen Murray, Ontario's Minister of the Environment and Climate Change, recently congratulated auto recyclers on being ahead of the curve when it comes to the 'circular' economy.

By Jeff Sanford Markham, Ontario — May 4, 2016 — Glen Murray is Ontario’s Minister of the Environment and Climate Change. He recently made some remarks on building a “circular” economy and congratulated automotive recyclers on being ahead of the curve. Murray was refreshingly frank about the realities of climate change during an address to […]