Editor’s Log: Dialectic Diatribe

Toronto, Ontario — Oct. 18, 2019 — It was a quiet revolution, but, if you were listening there were rumblings. As the collision industry began to professionalize in the 1990s, the business side of things became more business-like. This change, like any change, created a cultural fault line that runs through the middle of the industry.On one side, the […]

Strike Ceasefire: GM reaches tentative deal with UAW

Toronto, Ontario — Oct. 17, 2019 — The end of the month-long strike between UAW and General Motors may be in sight, as a tentative contract was signed yesterday. The four-year labour contract–of which terms have not yet been released–is said to offer “major gains” for workers, according to the UAW. Workers protesting by the […]

Believe it or Not – October 17, 2019

Patriotic Promotion A Ford dealership in South Carolina is combatting autumn’s slow sales by introducing a new⁠—and slightly controversial⁠—promotion. Carolina Ford in Honea Path, S.C. launched its “God, Guns and America!” promotion on Oct. 1 and plans to run it through November. The deal? Buy a new or used vehicle and receive a free bible, […]

INVESTING IN STUDENTS OF THE FUTURE

BMW GROUP CANADA CERTIFIED COLLISON REPAIR CENTRE PROGRAM Training in the collision repair industry is essential at both the technician and shop level. It’s more than just knowing how to repair more complex vehicles. Today, technological advances are driving a distinct shift in technical requirements and moving things to the next level. Investing in the […]