To Each Their Own: MPI makes compensation agreements directly with Manitoba body shops, automotive associations displeased

Winnipeg, Manitoba — Last Fall, Manitoba Public Insurance (MPI) and two automotive associations entered into negotiations to discuss compensation increases. However, after many months of negotiations, MPI determined that negotiations with the Manitoba Motor Dealers Association (MMDA) and the Automotive Trades Association (ATA) could no longer proceed. And it exercised its right to terminate the industry […]

Summer of the Civic: Honda starts Ontario production of the 2022 Civic sedan

Alliston, Ontario —  Arriving at dealerships in North America this summer, Honda has officially commenced production of the all-new, 2022 Honda Civic Sedan at Honda’s plant in Alliston, Ont.  Civic’s have been built in North America for 35 years with nearly 11 million units produced in the U.S. and Canada. HCM has been building the […]

The Chosen Ones: Hyundai and Genesis Canada Select Certified Collision Care As Partner

Hamilton Ontario — Hyundai and Genesis Canada have selected Certified Collision Care as its exclusive strategic partner to administer and manage the new Hyundai and Genesis Certified Collision Repair Center Program.  This new program will certify and promote certain dealerships and independent facilities as the chosen collision repair providers of Hyundai and Genesis drivers.  All […]

Women for the Win: Skills Ontario hosts Young Women’s Conference

Toronto, Ontario — Skills Ontario Young Women’s Conference took place today, on May 12 where highschool students learned about careers in trades and technologies from a female perspective. Participants heard inspiring female tradespeople’s journeys into trades and technology, participated in a hands-on activity, learned about apprenticeships and the Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program (OYAP). The conference […]

Scrap B-Gone: GM’s Ultium Cells partners with Li-Cycle for battery recycling

Toronto, Ontario — Ultium Cells, General Motors and LG Energy Solutions joint venture, has partnered with Li-Cycle to recycle up to 100 percent of material scrap from battery cell manufacturing at Ultium’s Lordstown, Ohio mega-factory, the companies announced Tuesday. “Our combined efforts with Ultium and GM will be instrumental in redirecting battery manufacturing scrap from […]