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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

Remember the Name: Nominate the next inductee into SEMA’s Hall of Fame

Diamond Bar, California — On Jan. 26, 2021, SEMA announced that they are now accepting nominations for the Hall of Fame award.  SEMA established the Hall of Fame award in 1969 to honour the outstanding persons in the automotive specialty industry whose creativity, dignity, integrity, industriousness, and accomplishments, on a national basis.  “It is designed […]

Innovation Education: Guild 21 Webinar on BMW repair technology

Woodcliff Lake, New Jersey — This Thursday–Guild 21 is hosting a webinar on the topic of BMW repair technology with Attila Princz and Jonathan Inzano as webinar hosts. The webinar is expected to begin at 11 a.m. PST.  Princz is an insurance manager for aftersales business development for the BMW Grou; and. Inzanno is the […]

Canadian Connections: CCIF’s Toronto 2021 Virtual Experience now live

Toronto, Ontario — Today is the first day at the Canadian Collision Industry Forum’s (CCIF) 2021 Toronto Virtual Experience. The event will kick off at 11 a.m., with a workshop presented by Simplicity Car Care. Much like CCIF’s October 2020 online session, attendees will be able to network in virtual spaces via text, audio, and […]

Live and In-Person: Reserve your booth space for SEMA 2021

Las Vegas, Nevada — SEMA Show exhibitors need to start reserving their booth space for 2021’s SEMA show. The in-person event is currently scheduled for Nov. 2 to Nov. 5. “There is a worldwide network of media contacts and qualified buyers at the 2021 SEMA Show, You can put your company and products in front […]

Awarding the Aftermarket: Uni-Select celebrates Canadian supplier award winners

Boucherville, Quebec — Uni-Select Inc., has announced the winners of the annual Canadian Automotive Group Awards for its top Canadian supply partners. This award celebrates remarkable achievements, innovation, and outstanding service. The awards recipients were announced on the last day of its AUTOXPO event, held virtually for the first time ever this past weekend.  “Their […]

Three Weeks Out: CCIF Toronto 2021 Virtual Experience agenda now available

Toronto, Ontario — The Canadian Collision Industry Forum (CCIF) has unveiled the agenda for its first virtual event in 2021, CCIF Toronto, the Virtual Experience. Much like CCIF’s October 2020 online session, attendees will be able to network in virtual spaces via text, audio, and video chat; attend conferences and workshops, ask questions to speakers […]