Over twenty shops dealing in burglar alarms, remote starters and car audio have lost an appeal of charges laid under Ontario's Apprenticeship and Trades Qualification Act, according to the Hamilton Di...
Over twenty shops dealing in burglar alarms, remote starters and car audio have lost an appeal of charges laid under Ontario’s Apprenticeship and Trades Qualification Act, according to the Hamilton District Autobody Repair Association. Facilities in Ottawa, Thunder Bay, and Kitchener/Waterloo were originally charged because of the installer’s use of splices into vehicle wiring harnesses. The government contends that such alteration of a vehicle electrical system is a possible safety hazard. Currently, only licensed technicians are permitted to install these accessories, although the Ontario Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities has launched an “Automotive Electronics Accessory Technician apprenticeship program. Possible fines under the Act can reach $2000. Ontario’s Ministry of Labour is currently looking into mobile vehicle diagnosis services to determine if charges should be laid in that segment.
European air tool supplier Rodcraft Pneumatic Tools Gmbh & Co. KG of Germany, in conjunction with four U.S.-based air tool industry entrepreneurs, has launched American Rodcraft in Charlotte, North Carolina. The firm will distribute through professional tool and equipment, paint and body, and tire service channels. Products will be launched in September, and Rodcraft will display the line at November’s AAPEX show in Las Vegas.
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