Battery Boost: Lion Electric to open new battery factory with federal and provincial investment

Montreal, Quebec – Lion Electric announced the construction of a battery manufacturing plant and innovation center in Quebec. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced the construction of the facility with Marc Bédard, the CEO and founder of Lion Electric. “With today’s announcement, we are continuing to take steps to support our Canadian businesses, invest in innovation, […]

Top-Notch Training: AkzoNobel unveils new high-tech meeting and instructional center

Norcross, Georgia – AkzoNobel announced the grand opening of its new high-tech national meeting and instructional center today. The room features audio-visual equipment designed to bring any meeting to the virtual space. Michael Kuntz, Sales capability & training manager at AkzoNobel, came up with the idea in order to reach customers more effectively. “In any […]

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, […]

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 […]

2022 Acura MDX: Honda unveils how-to guide for body technicians

Torrance, California —  Honda’s US branch has issued its latest body repair information guide covering the 2022 Acura MDX for body shops in North America.  Honda recommends referencing specific areas in the MDX Body Repair manual for additional information, such as; precautions for replacing aluminum die-cast part; front side frame, front end parts replacement; and […]

Setting the Status Quo: CIECA unveils Emerging Technologies Data Standards Committee

Toronto, Ontario — CIECA has announced the formation new Standards Development Committee (SDC)  called the Emerging Technologies Data Standards Committee. All industry stakeholders, including CIECA and non-CIECA members, are invited to join “Emerging technology and the electric vehicle are adding new business concepts and processes at a fast pace that needs to be shared among […]

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 […]

Aftermarket Satisfaction: J.D. Power finds key service in customer satisfaction 

Toronto, Ontario — Acknowledging customers upon arrival at an aftermarket service facility can significantly improve customer satisfaction scores; specifically those for full-service maintenance and repair or quick repair jobs, said a recent J.D. Power study. “Satisfaction is highest in all three segments among customers who receive recommendations for—and accept—additional work,” J.D. Power wrote. Satisfaction scores […]