Tuesday Ticker: June 9, 2020

Coatings Celebrations As the world’s auto manufacturing sector has begun to restart normal operations, coatings companies have become more attractive to investors. Automotive paint providers have seen their stocks rise en masse over the past month. BASF stock, which was trading at about €46.24 ($70)-per-share a month ago, is now trading around €57.66 ($87.15). This […]

An Online World: Collision Industry Conference to be held online

Toronto, Ontario — As COVID-19 restrictions remain in place and caution against gatherings of large groups of people, the Collision Industry Conference (CIC) will be held online for the first time in its history.  Instead of hosting in Philadelphia—as originally planned—the event will be held on July 22 and 23, from 11 a.m. to 3 […]

Design Down: Project Arrow finalists announced

Toronto, Ontario ⁠— The Automotive Parts Manufacturers Association (APMA) has named three finalists in the design phase of its all-Canadian electric vehicle project.  The trio of finalists was selected from nine submissions made in the spring and selected by a panel of global leaders in automotive design, some of Canada’s most respected auto champions, alternative […]

Women for the WIN: Women Industry Network hosting 2020 most influential women awards online

Toronto, Ontario —  The Women Industry Network (WIN) has announced that the awards ceremony for 2020’s most influential women will be hosted online.  The virtual event will take place on June 16 at 2:00 p.m., and will recognize influential women in the collision repair industry. This year’s recipients are Kristle Bollans, director of replacement accounts […]

Road to Recovery: Symach-equipped shops weather COVID-19 storm

Toronto, Ontario — Axiom UK, a Symach-equipped collision repair facility owned by TDN Group Company, is on the road to recovery after being particularly hard-struck by COVID-19.  Managing director, Jordan Fisher said the UK-based operation came to a swift standstill when the COVID-19 outbreak first hit because an employee or one of their family members […]