COVID: AHF Lauds Biden’s Use of Defense Production Act, Urges Boost to Genomic Sequencing

LOS ANGELES–(BUSINESS WIRE)–AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF), the world’s largest AIDS organization, applauds today’s announcement by the Biden administration that it intends to sign Defense Production Act (DPA) contracts with diagnostics companies to accelerate the pace of COVID-19 test production in the U.S. The DPA grants the president powers to expedite and expand the supply of […]

New Year, New Standards: CIECA unveils next Generation of organization standards

Toronto, Ontario — The CIECA Board of Trustees recently approved an initiative to begin developing its next generation of CIECA standards.  CIECA will host a special webinar on Thursday, Feb. 25, 2021, at 1 p.m. CST: “The Next Generation of CIECA Standards.” You can register for the webinar, here.  The New CIECA API Standards (CAPIS) […]

Total TLC: Autel releases subscription cards for MaxiSYS devices

Farmingdale, New York — Autel has released Total Care Program (TCP) subscription cards for the MaxiSYS Ultra, the MaxiSYS MS919, and the MaxiSYS MS909 available for purchase at any authorized Autel product dealer. The latest tablets in Autel’s MaxiSYS advanced diagnostics line, the MaxiSYS Ultra, MS919, and MS909 tablets were released last June. TCP subscribers […]

Welcoming Wing: Simplicity Car Care welcomes Greg Wing as business manager for Western Canada

Toronto, Ontario — Canada Simplicity Car Care announced Thursday the appointment of Greg Wing as the business development manager for Western Canada.  He will be overseeing the development and execution of strategic franchise growth plans for the provinces of British Columbia, Alberta and Saskatchewan. Wing will be focusing on growing the network by identifying and […]

EV/AV Report: February 8, 2021

Toronto, Ontario – In this week’s electric and autonomous vehicle report, Volkswagen Canada announces changes to their website to reduce digital carbon emissions, the University of Windsor preps for a new vehicle hub, and Sudbury, Ontario’s Collège Boréal gears up for their first Battery Electric Vehicle Maintenance program.  VW goes Lo-Fi Volkswagen Canada announced that […]

Idled Ingersoll: GM factory cutting production due to chip shortage 

Ingersoll, Ontario — General Motors became the latest victim to get hit by the global shortage of semiconductor chips as the U.S. automaker said Wednesday; it will take down production next week at four assembly plants–with Ingersoll being the first.  GM stated it will cut production entirely next week at plants in Ingersoll, Ontario; Fairfax, […]

Experience Points: Skills Canada Level Up event to go ahead for Feb. 25 online

Toronto, Ontario – Skills Canada’s annual Level Up career event is a go for this year, in a new online format and set for the end of February. The event welcomes parents and students from Grades 9 to 12 to experience what the Canadian collision repair industry has to offer for students considering a skilled […]

Welcomes of the Week: Fix Network opens first-ever supercentre in Montreal

Blainville, Quebec — Quebec for Fix Network announced this past Thursday, the opening of the first-ever supercentre in Montreal and the third one in all of Canada.  The new supercentre, called Supercentre Auto Fix, Iberville-Rosemont, is located in the heart of Montreal and brings together three of Fix iconic brands; Fix Auto, NOVUS Glass, and […]

CCIF Conversations: Donald Cooper’s ‘exit strategy’

Toronto, Ontario — If you need help planning a clear succession plan and exit strategy for your business, Donald Cooper is the man you need.  CCIF held its second virtual event on Feb. 3 and 4, 2021 and saw representatives from all sectors of industry present throughout the two-day event.  Cooper held his presentation on […]

Collision Coronation: Crown Auto Body opens third location in west-end Winnipeg

Winnipeg, Manitoba – In their ongoing campaign for collision repair conquest in Winnipeg, Crown Auto Group has announced the opening of their third repair shop in the city, with plans for even more expansion in the year to come.  “This is our third location here in Winnipeg,” said Crown Auto Body and Glass general manager […]