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 […]

Delving into Digital: 3M Announces ‘strategic investment’ in asTech

St. Paul, Minnesota ⁠— 3M has invested in asTech, citing a “continued commitment to advanced the digitization” of the aftermarket supplies giant, the companies announced Tuesday. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.  “The 3M Ventures strategic investment in Repairify [asTech’s parent company] enables us to accelerate our solutions and offerings across the entire automotive […]

Showing Off: 3M releases paint booth productivity demo using Performance sprayer

Toronto, Ontario – Looking to make the most out of your time in the paint booth and keep cycle times down? 3M has all the tips for “paint booth productivity” in their latest demonstration video, released on YouTube on Feb. 4. In the latest video from the company’s collision repair channel, 3M application engineer, Brady […]

2020 Recap: 3M’s Pandemic Plan

Toronto, Ontario — This year, Collision Repair kicked off its Open Dialogue webinar series, featuring insightful conversations with industry leaders from Canada. In early August, Collision Repair’s Maddy Kylie sat down with Craig Jalbert, Canadian Division Leader for the Automotive Aftermarket Division at 3M, to discuss 3M’s plans to help the aftermarket through the pandemic, […]

In Stride: 3M named Supplier of the Year by Supply Chain Drive

Toronto, Ontario – If 3M wasn’t a household name before the COVID-19 pandemic, they sure are now. The N95 respirator has become a symbol of 2020 and as a result, the company is being recognized as “Supplier of the Year” by Supply Chain Drive.  One of, if not the largest producer of PPE (Personal Protective […]

CARSTAR, AkzoNobel and 3M host CARSTAR Day with Tropicana Employment Centre

Partnering with organizations like Tropicana Employment Centre and vendor partners like 3M and AkzoNobel only help CARSTAR in its objective to attract more youth to the industry, as it gives students a more well rounded understanding of what to expect.

By CRM Staff Hamilton, Ontario — May 16, 2018 — CARSTAR recently hosted its second annual CARSTAR Day in partnership with AkzoNobel, 3M and Tropicana Employment Centre.  Hosted at AkzoNobel’s Coating Center in Etobicoke, CARSTAR Day encompassed an overview of opportunities in the industries, training in estimates and some information on the importance of vehicle […]

Sherwin-Williams Automotive Finishes announces annual vendor awards

Program of the Year winner 3M, pictured with Sherwin-Williams Automotive Finishes team.

Orlando, Florida — February 13, 2018 — Sherwin-Williams Automotive Finishes recently announced its selection for the annual Associated Product Vendor Awards. The awardees were honoured at a special reception with over 200 attendees composed of suppliers, employees and guests, at its national sales meeting in Orlando, Florida.  Included among the associated products suppliers acknowledge this […]

Tuesday Ticker: Markets on the down

3M CEO Inge Thulin. The global paintmaker announced it expects to enjoy solid new business in the years to come with the introduction of electric cars.

By Jeff Sanford Toronto, Ontario — February 13, 2018 — In this week’s Tuesday Ticker, AkzoNobel announces preliminary, unedited financial results for the full-year of 2017; investing site posts analysis of major global paint maker Sherwin-Williams and much, much more! Investors have been reacquainted this past week with that old bugbear, stock market volatility. The […]

Automotive industry recognized in Canada’s top 100 employers of 2018

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By Erin McLaughlin Toronto, Ontario — December 6, 2017 — The Canada’s Top 100 Employers project, a national competition developed to recognize employers offering exceptional workplaces recently announced their 2018 winners. This year, a handful of employers within the automotive industry were chosen—3M, BASF, Ford and Toyota Motor Manufacturing Canada (TMMC). Selections are based on […]