Tuesday Ticker: stock markets off to a good start, oil prices rise

Oil rigs extract raw petroleum from the Earth.

By Jeff Sanford Toronto, Ontario — January 9, 2017 — In this week’s Tuesday Ticker, some of the big trends for 2018, a good start to the year for stock markets, the meltdown in sub-prime auto-lending, and much, much more! Stock markets have started 2018 with a bang. Last week the Dow Jones Industrial Average […]

Cochrane Collision expands with an eye on the future

Greg Archibald and Kevin Brown, owners and operators of Cochrane Collision

By Jeff Sanford Cochrane, Alberta — December 4, 2015 — It seems the economic news coming out of Alberta these days is negative. The price of oil has plunged. The province is suffering the effects. Unemployment is rising. It’s not all doom and gloom, though. At least one business is actually expanding. Cochrane Collision is […]

Heavy truck collision repair in the Saskatchewan oil patch offers special challenges

A painter coats the inside of a trailer at Three Star Trucking. The company recently started offering its heavy repair services to other operators.

By Jeff Sanford Alida, Saskatchewan — September 17, 2015 — Trucking company Three Star Trucking built a collision repair facility to do its own repairs, but the company recently began offering collision repair services to third-party operators as the tough conditions of the area create all kinds of demand for repair services. It seems trucking […]

Low oil prices fuel driving boom—will the good times continue?

After forty years of production, many of the massive conventional oil fields found in the golden age of discovery are beginning to deplete at higher rates.

By Jeff Sanford Toronto, Ontario — September 7, 2015 — The low price of oil has fallen this summer to a multi-year low of just $40 a barrel. The low price of crude has taken the price of gasoline to the lowest price its been in many years. No wonder the auto industry as a […]

New Spillfix absorbent made from organic material

Bruce Baker, David Roache and Christopher Mudra. The three were onhand during the Fastenal Trade Show in Kitchener, Ontario to demonstrate and promote Spillfix.

By Mike Davey Kitchener, Waterloo — August 13, 2015 — Spills happen, even in the best run facilities. A newly released product won’t help prevent them, but it does promise to greatly help with clean-up in terms of cost, speed and disposal. Spillfix is an organic absorbent manufactured from coconut coir, a fibre extracted from […]