Going Greener: Akzonobel receives EcoVadis’ platinum sustainability ranking

Amsterdam, Netherlands — On Mar. 15, Akzonobel received the platinum ranking in EcoVadis’ Sustain 2022 web conference. This is the second year in a row where Akzonobel received the platinum award, placing it at the top of over 65,000 companies in 2021. According to Ecovadis, platinum ratings are reserved for the top one percent of […]

This is Fine: Flaming ship capsizes with 4,000 cars aboard

Azores, Portugal — A ship bound for the United States with over 4,000 European cars has sunk on Mar. 1, after catching fire two weeks ago. After the Felicity Ace caught fire on Feb. 15, the 22-member crew were evacuated by the Portuguese Navy. Due to the electric car batteries onboard, only specialized firefighting tools […]

Heavy Metal: Ontario government invests $500 million into Hamilton steel production

Hamilton, Ontario — On Feb. 15, ArcelorMittal Dofasco and the Ontario government announced a joint investment to modernize steel production facilities in Hamilton. Dubbed a “once-in-a-generation investment,” the $1.8 billion invested by ArcelorMittal and the $500 million by the Ontario government will replace Hamilton’s coal-fed coke ovens and blast furnaces with hydrogen-based electric arc furnaces. […]

Video: Modern shredders are a ‘technological wonder’

A shredder going full speed ahead. A modern shredder is capable of processing a staggering amount of material per hour.

Hamilton, Ontario — February 24, 2016 — It’s a vital component of the automotive recycling value chain, but how often do we think of the humble shredder? The old saying is “out of sight, out mind,” but we would do well to consider the benefits this provides to the automotive recycling industry and the world. Today’s […]

Reid’s Automotive Recycling wins environmental sustainability award

LEFT: Matt Reid accepting the finalist award for Environmental Sustainability. RIGHT: Teresa Reid accepting the Environmental Sustainability award on behalf of Reid’s Automotive Recycling & Alloy Wheel repair from George Strappa, Dean of Business at Douglas College.

By Mike Davey Burnaby, British Columbia — December 9, 2015 — Reid’s Automotive Recycling has been chosen as this year’s recipient of the Burnaby Board of Trade Excellence Award in the Environmental Sustainability Award Category. The Burnaby Business Excellence awards honour and celebrate businesses, entrepreneurs and not-for-profit organizations for their contributions to the local economy […]

All three branches of Carrosseries Marc Pilon earn top environmental marks

Carrroserie ProColor logo

Trois-Rivières, Quebec — December 8, 2015 — Carrossier ProColor has announced that three of the network’s facilities have earned the Gold certification from the Clé Verte program. The three facilities, Carrossier ProColor Trois-Rivières, Carrossier ProColor TroisRivières Ouest and Carrossier ProColor Cap de la Madeleine, are all owned by Marc Pilon, forming Carrosseries Marc Pilon. The […]

Reid’s Automotive Recycling now Climate Smart certified

Reid's Auto Recycling and ClimateSmart logos

By Mike Davey Burnaby, British Columbia — September 16, 2015 — Reid’s Automotive Recycling has announced it is now Climate Smart certified. The business has often been on the cutting edge of environmental protection efforts, and the Climate Smart certification displays this progressive attitude. Reid’s Automotive Recycling is located in Burnaby, British Columbia, and is […]

Summerhill Impact launches Switch Out video contest

Toronto, Ontario — August 20, 2014 — Removing mercury switches from end-of-life vehicles is a public service, and it’s time to let the public see you and your team in action. Summerhill Impact recently announced the launch of two new Switch Out videos. The videos are available in English and French, hosted by Dom Vetere […]