Essential Updates: Collision repair remains essential on Ontario’s refined list

Toronto, Ontario ⁠— On Apr. 3, Ontario’s provincial government refined its list of essential businesses allowed to operate amid the COVID-19 pandemic.  Collision repair facilities and their correlated supply chains remain essential services in the province. All businesses not covered by the updated Emergency Order were forced to close their doors as of Sat., Apr. […]

Seeking Substitutes: Industry should seek alternative respiratory PPE amid COVID-19

Toronto, Ontario ⁠—  As 3M ramps up its production to nearly 100 million N95 respirators per month to serve medical workers on the front lines of the crisis, the company is suggesting bodyshops seek alternative masks.  As masks for the automotive aftermarket dwindle, it is recommended that collision repairers seek alternative respirators.  According to a […]

Forum Foiled: CCIF cancels Montreal conference

Montreal, Quebec ⁠— The Canadian Collision Industry Forum has cancelled its Montreal conference, which was scheduled to be held May 28 through 29. “In response to the growing concerns over the COVID-19 outbreak, the Canadian Collision Industry Forum (CCIF) has made the decision to cancel the Montreal meeting, originally to be held on May 28-29, […]

Tuesday Ticker: April 7, 2020

Toronto, Ontario — As investor optimism rises around the globe, some areas of the auto aftermarket appear to be surging faster than others. Charging bulls Optimistic investors have poured money into ailing stock markets after better-than-expected Coronavirus news. On Monday, April 6, the rates of deaths caused by the Coronavirus dropped slightly in hotspot areas, […]