Windsor Woes: Stellantis Windsor labour dispute continues

Windsor, Ontario — Workers involved in a labour dispute which threatened to close the Stellantis assembly plant in Windsor, Ontario (formerly FCA) have returned to work as negotiators continue trying to resolve a contractor issue, a recent media report said. “Former AWC Unifor workers back on the job as Stellantis and Unifor continue discussions. Regular […]

AIA Canada Wants You: Applications open for Board of Directors

Ottawa, Ontario — You could be the next member appointed to the Automotive Industries Association of Canada’s (AIA Canada) board of directors. Every year at AIA Canada, two or more directors complete their term on the board. It is the responsibility of the nominating committee to propose a slate of new directors for consideration to […]

U.S. Expertise: ProColor Collision hires operations specialist for U.S. operations

Laval, Québec — Scott Kostyack has been announced as the strategic operations specialist for ProColor Collision shops in North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida.  “Scott brings a wealth of experience in sales and operations in all areas of the automotive aftermarket industry,” said Paul Randles, regional general manager, Eastern USA, ProColor Collision. “He has […]

Bringing in Brennans: A new addition to CSN Collision Centres’ network

Stettler, Alberta — CSN Brennan is the latest CSN Collision Centre to join the network under the ownership of Lift Auto Group. Located in Stettler, Alberta a town with a population just over 11,000 people, CSN Brennan is well established as being on of the best repairers in the area, CSN in its online press […]

Aurora Opening: Introducing CARSTAR Aurora

Aurora, Ontario — CARSTAR announced last Thursday the opening of CARSTAR Aurora.  The location of the new facility is located at 226 Edward St. Unit 2A, Aurora Ontario L4G 3S8.  The owner of CRASTAR Aurora, Amir Seif, has 20+ years of experience in the automotive industry. Growing up with a passion for cars, Seif understands the […]

Module Mishap: Honda recalls 33,000 vehicles

Alliston, Ontario — Honda Canada is recalling 33, 150 sedans to update body control module software, according to Transport Canada. A similar recall is underway in the United States, where about 735,000 vehicles need the update. The recall affects the Honda Accord, including the hybrid model years 2018 and 2019. A programming flaw could disrupt […]

Goodbye JAMA: Japanese Automotive Manufacturers Association set to disband

Toronto, Ontario — Directors and members of the Japanese Automotive Manufacturers Association of Canada (JAMA) have decided that the association has successfully fulfilled its core mandate; and consequently, the office in Toronto will be closing at the end of the current fiscal year—Mar. 31, 2021. With a successful entry into force of several new trade […]