Wanna Race: P.A.C.E.R. Program unveils retrofitted Dodge Dart drag racer at PaintSource

Toronto, Ontario – Toronto’s PaintSource Automotive celebrated the relaunch of the Police and Community Educating Racers (P.A.C.E.R.) Program last Sunday, where companies and local organizations gathered for a barbeque and the unveiling of a police-themed drag racing car. According to Mathew John, co-owner of Paint Source, the program aims to educate the next generation of […]

Tuesday Ticker: April 26, 2022

Toronto, Ontario ⁠— In this Tuesday Ticker, General Motors shares some hefty news a mere day before the OEM reveals its Q1 2022 financial reports, while 3M plans to leverage technology from a digital inventory management solutions company. Corvettes and currents General Motors will launch an electric version of the Chevrolet Corvette sports car starting […]

Lean Into It: 3M acquires LeanTec technology for inventory management solutions

St. Paul, Minnesota — 3M announced Monday that it acquired the technology assets of LeanTec, a provider of digital inventory management solutions for the automotive aftermarket in the U.S. and Canada. The LeanTec software complements the 3M RepairStack Performance Solutions, a hardware and software system that helps ensure materials needed for repairs are on hand, […]

Dust is the Enemy: 3M showcases new abrasives, Festool dust extraction at SEMA

Las Vegas, Nevada — 3M’s Automotive Aftermarket division is all set up at the 2021 SEMA Show, touting the company’s brand new Net Abrasives and an overarching motto of “Dust is the Enemy,” 3M Application Engineer Specialist Nick Oberle told Collision Repair mag. In a collision repair setting, most understand dust to be a mere […]

Faster, Smarter Spraying: An up-close look at 3M’s new Performance Spray Gun 

Toronto, Ontario ⁠— 3M’s Automotive Aftermarket division unleashed its latest product innovation last month, shaking up the spraying standard for the collision repair industry. In development for more than ten years, 3M Automotive Aftermarket Application Development Specialist Bill Suzuki says the new 3M Performance Spray Gun holds the power to improve not only a painter’s […]

3M Awards 2020 Rick Berg Award

3M recently awarded Brett MacNeil with the 2020 3M Rick Berg Award. Brett is a senior sales account representative in 3M Canada’s Automotive Aftermarket Division dedicated to the Western region. Brett has demonstrated exceptional service and commitment within his territory to the automotive aftermarket industry, building strong relationships with jobbers and going above and beyond […]

Pirated PPE: 3M works to curb counterfeit activity

London, Ontario ⁠— With an increase in counterfeit activity in connection with COVID-19 personal protective equipment (PPE), 3M has issued an information sheet detailing tips targeted at combatting the fraud.  The company says its legal team members have investigated more than 9,900 reports globally of suspected fraud, counterfeiting and price gouging since the pandemic began […]

Prep for Performance: 3M’s latest spray gun reviewed by Ink ‘N’ Iron

Toronto, Ontario ⁠— Hilary Noack, owner of Toronto, Ontario’s Ink ‘n’ Iron is among the first to review 3M’s much-touted incoming product, the 3M Performance Spray Gun. 3M says its new Performance Spray gun is designed to deliver top-of-the-line performance with technology that will save you time, allows for faster cleanup, faster changeovers and faster […]