Thieves target Canada Post vehicles for valuable part

Ottawa, Ontario ⁠— Police are investigating the theft of catalytic converters from vehicles parked at Canada Post’s processing plant near the Ottawa Train Yards.  The parts were stolen overnight from a fleet vehicle parked at the depot at 1424 Sandford Fleming Ave. Since October, there have been at least 118 cases of catalytic theft in […]

Safe Celebrations: OPP launches a traffic campaign for Canada Day

Toronto, Ontario — With Canada Day here and the long weekend quickly approaching, most people are eager to soak up the warm weather and enjoy the weekend’s festivities with family and friends. Although, this time evokes joyful memories for many, the past tells us that this weekend isn’t all sunshine and daisies.  In 2019, the […]

Back to the Future: CIECA founder predicts industry changes

Toronto, Ontario ⁠— CIECA founder Erick Bickett says collision repairers can expect to witness unprecedented industry changes in the post pandemic era, including bodyshop segmentation and explosive franchising. During a June 30 CIECA webinar, Bickett, who has also served as past CEO and co-founder of ACAB Automotive Group and Fix Auto USA, said he predicts […]

Virtual Conference: The CIC releases agenda for upcoming event

Toronto, Ontario — The Collision Industry Conference (CIC) has released the agenda for this year’s event, set to take place via Zoom from July 22 to 23, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. “This health crisis is impacting the collision industry just as much as any other industry, and it’s important we meet to continue our […]

Interior Paint + Primer: PPG launches new product

Toronto, Ontario — PPG has announced the release of ‘PPG ULTRALAST paint + primer,’ a new product featuring PPG Clean Surface Technology. The product is designed to protect walls by using the same scratch resistant and easy-clean surface technology originally used in car exteriors.  The paint is said to protect against stains, by incorporating technology […]

Sanitizing Solution: Manheim’s new service said to reduce the risk of customers being exposed to COVID-19

Mississauga, Ontario— Manheim Canada, a business of Cox Automotive Canada that provides vehicle remarketing services, has introduced a new vehicle disinfection service.  The ‘Manheim Vehicle Disinfection Service’ is available now, at all Manheim Auctions across the country. The service is said to effectively reduce the risk of customers being exposed to COVID-19 and other viruses […]

Uniban Canada announces new president

Hamilton, Ontario — Maurice Fillion was announced  as new president of Uniban Canada, an automotive glass repair and replacement company. “Maurice will lead the Uniban Canada business, driving it forward with an aggressive growth plan that will further enhance its position as the industry leader for automotive glass services in Canada,” said Michael Macaluso, Paint, […]

Quality Questioned: Study finds Tesla lags auto industry in quality

Toronto, Ontario — A new study says Tesla owners reported more problems in the first 90 days of ownership than any other U.S. auto brand. The issues found with Tesla vehicles were mainly concerned with production, paint imperfections, and poor fitted body panels.   J.D. Power’s study is considered an industry benchmark for quality. The study […]

Awarding Apprentices: SYA scholarship recipients announced

Regina, Saskatchewan ⁠— On June 25, the Saskatchewan Apprenticeship and Trade Certification Commission (SATCC) announced the recipients for the Saskatchewan Youth Apprenticeship (SYA) scholarship program. The $1,000 redeemable scholarships were awarded to 100 graduating high school students in 72 communities across the province.  “The skilled trades are essential to our province’s economic growth,” said Immigration […]