Emissions Enforcement: Volkswagen charged with 60 counts of breaching Canadian environmental act

Toronto, Ontario — Volkswagen has been charged with 60 counts of breaching Canada’s Environmental Protection Act for issues related to the automaker’s 2015 emissions scandal, according to a report by Reuters. The report says the German automaker was charged with 60 counts of breaching Canada’s Environmental Protection Act on Monday after importing nearly 128,000 vehicles […]

Repairer Prepare: CIECA webinar returns with tips for managing the new decade’s market

Toronto, Ont. — CIECA has just announced that another installment of its webinar series will be premiering in the new decade, coming up next month. Titled “It’s 2020: Where Are Claims and the Collision Repair Market Heading?”, the installment will be an hour-long live broadcast highlighting what 2020 and beyond will bring for collision repairers. […]

Post Secondary Philanthropy: Toyota Canada issues donation to University of Waterloo

Waterloo, Ontario — In the automaker’s largest single donation to a Canadian university, Toyota Motor Manufacturing Canada (TMMC) has partnered with the University of Waterloo to advance engineering education. Supported by a $2.1 million investment⁠, the partnership will launch a unique undergraduate engineering innovation challenge and support a variety of student, research and outreach initiatives. […]

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Repairer: Collision repairers ramp up their Christmas campaigns

As the holidays are fast approaching, auto repair companies are kick-starting campaigns in hopes to keep their customers happy and safe this season. Here are the top three unique, heart-warming, and cheery Christmas campaigns by your favourite Canadian auto companies   SGI Sings for Safety: If you like the Christmas songs, “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” […]

Presents under the Evergreen: Business donates to B.C. auto shop high school program

Toronto, Ontario — While children look forward to finding presents under evergreens, one B.C. auto repair program is expecting a cheque. Evergreen Industrial, a forestry and industrial supply store in Smithers, will give the proceeds of its collection and recycling of lead batteries to Smithers Secondary School auto body program. “It always looks like they […]

Weekly Ticker — December 9, 2019

Discount’s Deal Toronto-based Discount Car and Truck Rentals has been purchased by Enterprise Holdings Inc., according to Bloomberg. The two companies⁠—both privately-held and family-owned⁠—did not disclose financial terms of the deal, which will combine Enterprise’s 760 Canadian locations with Discount’s 300-strong roster. Jay Singer, CEO of Discount, and whose parents founded the company in Hamilton, […]

Exemplary Employer: Cox Automotive included in top Toronto employers

Toronto, Ontario — Cox Automotive has been named one of top employers in Toronto after being judged during Greater Toronto’s Top Employers for 2020’s competition evaluation process. Now in its 14th year, the competition announced Cox as one of its 2020 winners on Dec. 6. All chosen companies needed to demonstrate best practices in the […]

EV/AV Report ⁠— December 6, 2019

In the Loop Construction has begun at the southern end of Oshawa, Ont.’s General Motors assembly plant. Come the facility’s closure this month, the site will be transformed into a trial track for autonomous and electric vehicles. The large, oval-shaped track is part of a $170-million investment that was announced in May. With the investment, […]

Painting Prowess: Automechanika Shanghai crowns Body and Paint competition winner

Shanghai, China — On Dec. 6, Automechanika Shanghai announced the winner of the Body and Paint World Championships ⁠Shanghai, handing Sun Xiao Shuai a spot at the international finals in Frankfurt, Germany next September. His design, sponsored by SATA and entitled ‘the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China’ features bold reds, […]

Festive Floats: Boyd Autobody sponsors Christmas parade

Toronto, Ontario — The night lit up with festive colours last weekend in Surrey, B.C. as decorated cars, trucks and floats alike paraded the city streets for the 14th annual Surrey Santa Parade of Lights. About 15,000 spectators attended the parade on Sunday, Dec. 1, to watch 80 Christmas light-wrapped vehicles shine down the road. […]