Junk in the Trunk: Images leaked of massive Tesla Cybertruck rear megacast at Giga Texas plant

(Photo by Kim Java/Twitter) Toronto, Ontario — Observers of Tesla’s Texas Gigafactory were seen doing dramatic double-takes after images of the yet-to-be-released Cybertruck’s massive single-piece rear megacast were leaked earlier this month. The images, which found their way online in the days following Tesla’s recent Q3 earnings call, depict several versions of the huge part; […]

Notes from Nissan: Nissan updates position on Ariya bumper refinishing procedure

Toronto, Ontario — Attention auto refinishers, Nissan North America has released an updated position statement concerning the refinishing procedures for the Nissan Ariya, including a comprehensive list of do’s and don’ts for repainting the popular electric crossover’s bumper. Nissan is reminding technicians to take special care when refinishing near areas with “damage in the side […]

All are Welcome: Pfaff Autoworks hosting Job Fair and Open House on Dec. 6

Markham, Ontario — Join Pfaff Autoworks this Tuesday between 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. for an open house and job fair at the new Pfaff Autoworks facility in Markham. Enjoy refreshments and learn about the latest auto body repair and refinish technologies from company partners SATA, BASF, Titanium and Flatline. Representatives from Centennial College and […]

Top of their Game: CSN Chatham honoured as network’s Shop of the Year

Nashville, Tennessee ⁠— Hundreds of Canadian industry members were in Nashville last week as CSN Collision Centres held its 20th Anniversary conference at the Omni Hotel in Nashville, Tennessee. Day two of the event concluded with a lavish Gala and dinner, where CSN Collision Centres honoured some top performers in its network. Facility of the […]

Freshly Skilled: Tropicana celebrates 2020, 2021, 2022 collision repair pre-apprenticeship classes with lavish graduation

Toronto, Ontario — Tropicana Employment Services hosted its long-anticipated Collision Repair and Auto Body pre-apprenticeship graduation, where the not-for-profit honoured three classes of now-working apprentices. The celebration honoured three graduating classes—the classes of 2020 and 2021 had their originally scheduled ceremonies cancelled due to the pandemic—and was held at Centennial College’s event centre. The night […]

Tuesday Ticker: Tesla tops Toyota’s Q3 profits; Carvana e-commerce share price slashed

Toronto, Ontario ⁠— In this weekly financial-watch report, Tesla’s Q3 results are compared with Toyota’s and e-commerce platform Caravana sees its share price cut in half.  Tesla tops Toyota Tesla could have earned eight times as much per vehicle as Toyota in Q3, reports Asian newspaper Nikkei.  A report from Electrek claims Toyota delivered eight […]

Save the Date: CCIF Toronto to be held Feb. 2-3, 2023

Toronto, Ontario — The Canadian Collision Industry Forum (CCIF) will return to Toronto this winter, marking the organization’s first forum in the city since 2019. To be held at the Delta Hotels by Marriot Toronto Airport and Conference Centre on Thursday, February 2 and Friday, February 3, CCIF invites collision repairers, insurers, suppliers, service providers, […]