Tuesday Ticker: May 19, 2020

Boost for Boyd Boyd Group Services has announced that it has closed its previously announced bought deal financing consisting of 1,100,000 shares at a price of $183.00 per share. The company intends to use the net proceeds of the offering to fund potential future acquisition opportunities once the impact of COVID-19 is better understood, as […]

Man dies after found with gunshot wound in tow truck

Toronto, Ontario ⁠— The Toronto Police homicide squad is currently investigating the shooting of a 23-year-old Toronto man in Etobicoke, Ont. on Thursday evening. Emergency crews were called to a residential building new Panorama Crt. and Kipling Ave. for the sound of gunshots at 7:42 p.m. When paramedics arrived, the victim was found inside a […]

Adopting a Process Centred Environment: AkzoNobel to host webinar

Toronto, Ontario — AkzoNobel has announced its webinar, Adopting a Process Centered Environment (PCE) to optimize your production flow during and after the pandemic, to be held May 27 at 10:30 a.m. EST. Featuring Pat Ryan, services consultant at AkzoNobel, the webinar will cover how you can ensure your business has the right processes in […]

EV/AV Report: May 18, 2020

Tesla’s Canadian connection A Canadian company is helping Tesla achieve its goal of developing a “million-mile” EV battery. The battery will last “much longer,” Tesla CEO Elon Musk said during a “Battery Day” in May.The technology was developed in partnership with China’s Contemporary Amperex Technology Ltd (CATL), and a group of a Halifax, N.S.-based academic […]

Keeping It Neat: Calgary CARSTAR locations providing free detailing for frontline workers

Calgary, Alberta ⁠—  For the months of May and June of 2020, certain Calgary CARSTAR locations are offering free detailing to frontline healthcare workers.  “The strength demonstrated by doctors, nurses and healthcare workers is extraordinary and offering this service is our way to express our sincerest gratitude towards these heroes,” says Mark Kharfan, owner, CARSTAR […]

The Now: Leadership will get you through

By Jay Perry You know what’s happening. Any news channel can update you on present conditions. Likewise, there are lots of prognostications⁠—running from dystopian, bleak to dire. This column isn’t about that. It is about the fuzzy big picture of how leadership will get us out of the current situation and moving toward the ‘new […]

Hit the Road: SGI resumes limited road tests

Regina, Saskatchewan ⁠— Saskatchewan Government Insurance (SGI) resumed road tests for drivers working in specific sectors on May 11.  SGI has developed a modified procedure to offer road tests to drivers seeking a Class 2, 4 or 5 licences for these two sectors, where examiners will follow the student in a trail vehicle when conducting […]

Plan for a ‘U’, Prepare for a ‘W’: APMA discusses industry restart 

Toronto, Ontario ⁠— Canadian automotive supply chain leaders believe the industry should prepare for a ‘W’ curve when business returns to normal. During APMA’s May 14 webinar entitled Restarting Supply Chains and Trade, Jérôme Thirion, national supply chain leader for KPMG in Canada said the industry should “plan for a ‘U’ curve, but prepare for […]

Eye-Load Software – Bodyshop Consulting

Bodyshop Consulting’s Eye-Load is a workshop management tool designed to help shops achieve on-time delivery dates and bring ease to day-to-day bodyshop management. According to Ray Jenkins, owner of Bodyshop Consulting, the product’s primary role is to give visually, instant live vehicle information. The tool is designed to prioritize “the most important job to work […]