Prepping PPE: BMW Group asks repair centres to assess inventories, donate PPE

Toronto, Ontario ⁠— BMW Group Canada is calling on its certified collision repair centres to assess their ability to support the nation’s emergency response by donating any overstocked supplies to local relief efforts.  On April 6, BMW  issued a letter asking its certified collision repair centres to asses their PPE inventories “with a view of, […]

Best Man for the Job: Uni-Select hires Jason Best as senior VP

Boucherville, Quebec — April 14, 2020 — Jason Best has been named Uni-Select’s senior vice president of sales, Canada. “We’re pleased to welcome such a seasoned sales leader to our team. Jason spent his entire career in the automotive aftermarket and he brings a solid track record to lead one of the most crucial areas […]

Stopping the Spread: Industry leaders sign open letter to Canadian businesses

Toronto, Ontario ⁠— Automotive industry leaders from businesses across Canada have signed an open letter to businesses, urging them to do their part in stopping the spread of COVID-19. Originally published in the National Post and signed by more than 110 company leaders from across the nation⁠—including industry leaders from 3M Canada, BASF Canada, General […]

Breath of Life: Chinese car market reviving

Toronto, Ontario ⁠— China’s car market has seen an uptick in sales as the country’s lockdown limitations were eased last week. Dealerships across the country began slowly reopening their doors in early April. In Wuhan, a city with a population of 11 million known as China’s automotive hub, dealerships and manufacturers have been back in […]

Retooled Refinishining: Garmat develops walk-up COVID-19 testing booth

Toronto, Ontario ⁠— Garmat USA has retooled a paint booth design to develop a walk-up testing booth for COVID-19. According to the company, the protective screen and built-in chemical and puncture-resistant gloves save on PPE use, as there is no need to remove any PPE between patients. The overhead Hepa filtration introduces clean air to […]

Atlantic Aid: Colonial Auto Parts and APM Limited donate supplies to front line workers

St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador ⁠— Colonial Auto Parts and APM Limited have donated its combined inventory of 3M respirator masks to local health care authorities to aid in the ongoing COVID-19 crisis. With the help of Gerry Stead, 3M Safety Specialist in the Personal Safety Division for Newfoundland and Labrador, the company reached out […]