Gathering a Gameplan: Simplicity Car Care offers tips for surviving the slowdowns

Toronto, Ontario ⁠— Simplicity Car Care hosted a COVID-19 Navigation webinar last week, featuring tips on forming a “solid gameplan” amid the pandemic. Simplicity’s presentation outlined some implications of the pandemic⁠—including loss of business, appointment cancellations, reduced access to parts and staff layoffs⁠—as well as how businesses can navigate these challenges. Domenic Ieraci, president of […]

Springing for Cleaning: SGI to pay for half-hour vehicle disinfection during crisis

Toronto, Ontario — March 30, 2020 — Saskatchewan Government Insurance is being hailed by members of the collision industry for embracing a new policy that will reimburse repairers for time spent disinfecting vehicles during the Coronavirus outbreak. According to the Saskatchewan Association of Automotive Repairers, the public insurer has agreed to allow shops two quarter-hours […]

Supplier Sanitizer: Magna seeking partner to test ‘life-saving’ mask sanitizer

Toronto, Ontario ⁠— Canadian automotive supplier Magna International is seeking a partner to validate that its ozone sanitizing device is capable of killing coronavirus. The Aurora, Ont.-based company has developed a Puro ozone sanitizing device that could be capable of killing coronavirus and sanitizing medical equipment. Puro operates on proprietary software developed by Magna and […]

Sale at SATA: 25 percent off list price of SATAjet 4000B

Toronto, Ontario ⁠— As an essential business, SATA Canada remains open to supply products and services to all our customers⁠—and the company is launching a series of weekly specials. The first planned special is a 25 percent price reduction for the SATAjet 4000 B, beginning Mon., Mar. 30 and ending Fri., Apr. 3. SATA Canada […]

Tuesday Ticker: March 31, 2020

Crude Crush This week crude oil prices dropped to US$24.01 a barrel–a low not seen since the 1990s. According to the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries, the price is being driven down by Saudi Arabia and Russia. Russia and Saudi Arabia have ramped-up production, despite the decreased opportunity for profit. In Canada, low prices […]

Elite Body Shop Solutions’ Positivity Summit

What does positivity mean to you? During an epidemic like we are facing now, it most certainly does NOT mean burying your head in the sand and ignoring current realities. Quite the opposite in fact. Positivity ‘done right’ means facing the challenges and finding the opportunities contained within. Life is tough sometimes, negativity only makes […]

Weathering the Storm: Boyd Group says its demand down 40 to 50 percent

Winnipeg, Manitoba ⁠— Boyd Group Services confirmed in a Friday press release that the company has experienced significant COVID-19 reductions in demand, and now estimates demand to be down in the range of 40 to 50 percent from normal levels. “While we cannot yet draw conclusions about the duration of this lower demand, the Company […]

Manufacturing Masks: Magna, Linamar and Martinrea to produce 10,000 ventilators for Ontario

Toronto, Ontario ⁠— Three of Canada’s largest automotive suppliers have agreed to assist in the producion of much-needed ventilators during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Magna International Inc., Linamar Corp., Martinrea International, the government of Ontario and the Automotive Parts Manufacturers’ Association met last week and agreed that the trio of suppliers will focus their efforts […]