Infrared Info: Global Finishing Solutions released a free guide on infrared drying

Toronto, Ontario — Global Finishing Solutions has released a free guide on how short wave infrared (IR) drying technology can speed up shop’s operations.  As the number of work orders and competitors in the collision repair industry continues to rise, body shops must find a way to increase throughput while maintaining quality. Both are achievable […]

Drumming into New Role: Chad Melchert joins BASF’s Automotive Refinish Coatings division

Edmonton, Alberta — Chad Melchert was recently appointed as the Account Representative of BASF’s Automotive Refinish Coatings division in Western Canada. “It feels amazing to be welcomed into the BASF family. I’ve always taken great pride in customer service and providing true value to all the situations I’ve been a part of. These core values hold […]

ADAS Acquisitions: asTech acquires Red EU and Red Autocentres

New York, New York – asTech, a portfolio company under Kinderhook Industries announced the acquisition of Red Limited and Red Autocentres yesterday. Red Limited is a distributor of aftermarket electronic devices designed to run diagnostic tests and calibration services on advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS). Red Autocentres provides automotive diagnostics, calibration and programming services for […]

Linamar fined $200k after employee injured in furnace incident

A Linamar facility in Guelph, Ontario. The auto parts manufacturer has made a play to acquire Montupet, a major producer of aluminum.

Guelph, Ontario — Linmar, prominent car-parts maker based in Guelph, Ont., has been fined $200,000 after a worker was hit by a furnace fireball. The incident at Linamar Corporation occurred in October 2018; Ontario’s Labour Ministry says the worker was opening the furnace door to remove a part. “Upon opening the door, a fireball erupted […]

Car-Part.com receives Collision Industry Electronic Commerce company of the year 2017 award

(From left) Mitchell International Chair of CIECA, Phil Martinez; Car-Part.com CEO, Jeff Schroder and CIECA Executive Director, Fred Iantorno.

By Erin McLaughlin Toronto, Ontario — January 10, 2017 — The Collision Industry Electronic Commerce Association (CIECA) Board of Trustees recently presented the 2017 company of the year award to Car-part.com. The association chose Car-Part.com for its dedication to leadership and contributions to the industry. Car-Part.com CEO, Jeff Schroder commented, “CIECA is at the centre […]