Fenced In: Canada-U.S. border closure not expected to affect supply chain

Toronto, Ontario ⁠—  For the time being, the mutual agreement to close the border between Canada and the United States is not expected to affect the collision repair supply chain. While trade may not be affected by the border closure, the mass shuttering of manufacturing facilities across North America may begin to have an effect […]

Head Hunt: AIA Canada seeking Young Leader nominations

Toronto, Ontario ⁠— The Automotive Industries Association (AIA) of Canada is seeking nominations for its Young Leader of the Year award. AIA’s Young Professionals in the Aftermarket committee is looking to recognize an individual under the age of 45, that excels in leadership, is involved in AIA as a volunteer, shows commitment to their community […]

Closing up Shop: Ford and GM to shutter all North American plants until Mar. 30

Toronto, Ontario ⁠— Ford, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) and General Motors announced Wednesday afternoon that all of the companies’ manufacturing sites in North America will close to counter the spread of coronavirus. All Ford, FCA and GM manufacturing sites will be shuttered until Mar. 30, at the earliest. Production statuses will be re-evaluated on a […]

Accelerated Approach: What COVID-19 could mean for automotive recycling

Toronto, Ontario ⁠— With the coronavirus slowly putting a damper on business operations worldwide, industry analysts are suggesting the automotive sector could grasp this time of turbulence as an opportunity to up the global auto recycling game. With pending parts shortages likely coming to North America in the coming weeks, car recycling companies are being […]

On the Up: Car-Part Pro helps drive used parts usage in Saskatchewan

Regina, Saskatchewan ⁠— Last weekend at the Saskatchewan Association of Automotive Repairer’s (SAAR) Spring Conference, Tom Julius, director of business development for Car-Part.com delivered a presentation highlighting how Car-Part’s Interchange Plus (CPI+) program has helped drive used parts usage in Saskatchewan. According to the presentation, used parts usage in Saskatchewan has jumped from four percent […]

Musical Chairs: Nissan Canada executives to swap roles

Toronto, Ontario ⁠— Nissan announced a change to its Canadian management team; effective Apr. 1, Steve Rhind, current director of marketing for Nissan Canada, and Adam Paterson, current managing director of INFINITI Canada, will swap positions. In his new role as managing director of INFINITI Canada, Rhind will be responsible for all aspects of the […]

Brushless, Cordless: Milwaukee Tool’s new M12 FUEL Right Angle Impact Wrenches

Toronto, Ontario ⁠— Milwaukee Tool is proud to introduce its new line of impact wrenches⁠—the M12 FUEL Right Impact Angle Wrenches. The company says the line is the first collection of brushless right angle impact wrenches on the market, and the new tools provide users with more torque and output than your traditional cordless or […]

Taking Action: Unifor launches coronavirus task force with GM, FCA, Ford

Toronto, Ontario ⁠— Detroit’s Big Three automakers, General Motors, Ford Motor Co. and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles are forcing a coronavirus task force alongside Canada’s Unifor union to improve protection procedures for their employees and limit the spread of the highly contagious virus. The three automakers also launched a task force with the United Auto Workers […]