One Million Masks: Industry calls on businesses to provide face masks for medical staff

Toronto, Ontario ⁠— Aftermarket organizations from coast to coast are calling on Canada’s automotive industry to step up and provide support by donating face masks to those on the front lines of the coronavirus crisis. On Tuesday morning the APMA morning launched what it calls the One Million Mask Challenge. It’s asking its members—of which […]

Text-stimations: Businesses pursue remote estimation techniques amid COVID-19

Toronto, Ontario ⁠— As COVID-19 continues to grip the industry, autobody facilities have been pursuing remote estimations techniques to drive in business⁠—and promote social distancing. Social distancing may seem threatening for your business, but it actually isn’t too difficult to perform a contactless repair for your customer. A few minor adjustments may have be to […]

Air-Purifying Aid: 3M and Ford partnering to increase respirator production

Toronto, Ontario ⁠— 3M and Ford Motor Company are partnering to increase the production of 3M’s powered air-purifying respirators (PAPRs). 3M and Ford are collaborating on specific ways the companies can rapidly combine complementary capabilities and resources to help meet a surge in demand for personal protective equipment due to the COVID-19 outbreak. 3M’s powered […]

Operations Advisory: Ontario deems autobody repair essential service

Toronto, Ontario ⁠— Ontario’s provincial government has listed auto supply and repair services as essential businesses amid the global coronavirus outbreak and advises the businesses to stay open to assist in support efforts. “Motor vehicle, auto-supply, auto and motor-vehicle-repair, including bicycle repair, aircraft repair, heavy equipment repair, watercraft/marine craft repairs, car and truck dealerships and […]

IBIS Goes Online: Digital broadcast of IBIS USA announced

London, United Kingdom — While the International Bodyshop Industry Symposium events scheduled for the Spring and Summer of 2020 have been cancelled as a result of the Coronavirus, industry figures will be given access to at least one event online. The 2020 U.S. International Bodyshop Industry Symposium will be hosted online as a live, virtual […]