Collision repairers have mixed views on Ontario’s new employment laws


By Erin McLaughlin and Tom Davis Toronto, Ontario — November 24, 2017 — The impact of employment laws can be huge for small firms, and collision repairers in Ontario have mixed views on the province’s new employment legislation that the government claims will create “fair workplaces and better jobs.” The recently-passed Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs […]

Axalta in talks to be acquired by Nippon Paint following AkzoNobel merger collapse

Charlie Shaver

By Tom Davis Philadelphia, Pennsylvania — November 24, 2017 — Axalta has announced that its merger talks with AkzoNobel have fallen through, but the company could still be acquired by another firm. A merger agreement between Axalta and AkzoNobel fell through after the two companies were unable to “reach mutually agreeable terms.” Charles W. Shaver, […]

Mitsubishi Materials admits to falsified product data

Mitsubishi Materials

By Tom Davis Tokyo, Japan — November 24, 2017 — A division of the Mitsubishi Group has become the latest Japanese company to admit to falsifying product data, after it called a press conference in the wake of the Kobe Steel scandal. Mitsubishi Materials said three of its subsidiaries – Mitsubishi Cable Industries, Mitsubishi Shindoh […]