Former Takata execs charged, Ford and Honda expand recall

Three former Takata executives have been charged with one count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud and five counts of wire fraud for transfers of funds. The charges stem from their alleged involvement with covering up faulty Takata airbag inflators.

By Mike Davey Detroit, Michigan — January 15, 2017 — Three former employees of Takata have been formally indicted by a US federal grand jury in Detroit. The charges stem from the well-known issues surrounding Takata airbags in recent years. The executives are alleged to have concealed defects in the company’s airbag inflators. A statement […]

AIA Canada now accepting applications for relaunched scholarship program

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Ottawa, Ontario — January 15, 2017 — AIA Canada has announced that it will create a new scholarship program with the University of the Aftermarket Foundation to take the place of the Global Automotive Aftermarket Symposium (GAAS) Scholarship Program. GAAS was dissolved in 2016 and the scholarship program went with it. The scholarship amount, application […]

Guild 21 call looks at the benefits of plastic repair

Kurt Lammon, President of Polyvance (left) was the guest on the most recent Guild 21 call discussing plastic repair. Also shown are the team from Precision Marketing, one of the company's Canadian distributors: Dan Dominato, Dan Bernier, Brent Wingrove and Tom Racz.

By Jeff Sanford Toronto, Ontario — January 15, 2017 — Recently Kurt Lammon, President of Polyvance, spent an hour with repairers from across North America on the bi-monthly Guild 21 conference call. The call tuned shop owners in to the many and various benefits that accrue from fixing damaged plastic parts rather than replacing the […]