Hot Wheels: Ford donates F-150 to support automotive students

Dawson Creek, British Columbia — Yesterday, automotive students at Northern Lights College got a new set of wheels to work on.  Ford Motors donated an F-150 pickup truck and tire machine to the college’s automotive training program, one of 95 vehicles being donated by the Ford Motor Company of Canada as part of a nation-wide […]

Canada’s Black Employee Network: Cox Automotive BEN Hosts Global Inaugural Event to combat systemic racism

Mississauga, Ontario — Yesterday Cox Automotive Canada’s Black Employee Network (BEN) hosted more than 500 team members from Canada, Brazil, England, Europe, and the U.S. for its inaugural event.  Guided by BEN’s three pillars, the event celebrated the employee resource group’s (ERG) achievements thus far, educated team members on anti-black and systemic racism, and inspired […]

Bold and Blue-tiful: PPG’s 2020 Colour Report shows continued increase in blue hues

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania — On Tuesday PPG released its 2020 automotive colour popularity report, and the results are mind blue-ing.  The colour, called ‘optimistic’ by PPG, climbed to nine percent of the global colour share in 2020—a one percent increase from 2019. The trend reinforces PPG 2019 automotive colour forecast, which anticipated that sales of blue […]

Not Ford But Foss: The tale of Canada’s first gas-powered vehicle, the ‘Fossmobile’

Sherbrooke, Quebec — George Foote Foss was the first in Canada to invent his own gasoline-powered automobile in the spring of 1897.  He was only 21-years-old and called his masterpiece, the “Fossmobile.”  “We grew up listening to my grandfather and father tell stories of the ‘Fossmobile,’ and it was just something my whole family grew-up […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]