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AutoServiceWorld.com Update: Ontario Apprenticeship Training Tax Credit
March 29, 2010 by Auto Service World

The news item on enhancements to the Ontario Apprenticeship Training Tax Credit (ATTC) appearing on March 26 is in fact not a new program, nor is it restricted to the autobody trade. However, we have also learned that the changes

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Cross Canada Acquires Distribution Company, Builds Bumper Offering
February 3, 2010 by Auto Service World

Cross Canada Auto Body Supply has acquired Collision Parts Specialists (CPS), a paint and body supply distributor with bumper recycling facilities. According to terms of the agreement, CPS will become one of the distribution arms for Cross Canada.  “As one

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Cell Phone Ban While Driving Now in Effect for Ontario Drivers
February 2, 2010 by Auto Service World

Starting February 1, 2010, any adult driver caught talking on a hand-held phone in Ontario will be assessed fines. Bill 118, also known as Ontario’s Countering Distracted Driving law, began on October 26 giving drivers a three-month grace period before

I-CAR president and CEO John Edelen (left) and AIA president Marc Brazeau (right) say the process to put a new structure in place in Canada went smoothly and quickly, considering the complexity of the issue.
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AIA Canada And I-CAR Finalize Deal
February 1, 2010 by Auto Service World

Canadian Association to Take On Collision Repair Training Role

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PPG’S New Low-VOC Etch Primers Approved By Chrysler For Warranty Repairs
January 28, 2010 by Auto Service World

PPG’s new SX1071 and Nexa Autocolor P565-9880 Etch Primers have received approval by Chrysler Group, LLC., for warranty repairs on its vehicles. SX1071 is a low-VOC, two-component acid etch primer specifically designed to provide excellent adhesion and corrosion resistance to

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Automotive Service & Repair Week Announces NACE and CARS Chairmen
January 28, 2010 by Auto Service World

The third annual Automotive Service & Repair Week – ASRW 2010 – has announced that Jerry Burns, president and owner of Automotive Impressions, Inc., will return as the event chairman for the International Autobody Congress & Exposition (NACE); and Mitch

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AIA Seeking I-CAR Training Program Director
January 25, 2010 by Auto Service World

The Automotive Industries Association (AIA) of Canada, which has finalized its licensing arrangement with I-CAR, is seeking a director to head a new project overseeing the delivery of I-CAR training in Canada. I-CAR is a well established not-for-profit organization that

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Nova Scotia to Offer Sessions Regarding New Standards and Regulations for the Collision Repair Industry
January 14, 2010 by Auto Service World

Informational sessions will be held throughout Nova Scotia on the latest federal and provincial regulations and standards applicable to the collision repair industry. These are joint sessions by Environment Canada held in conjunction with the Nova Scotia Department of Labour

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PPG Introduces Internet Tool for Mobile Colour Formula Access
December 10, 2009 by Auto Service World

PPG has introduced a new Internet tool for accessing refinish paint colour formulas for domestic and import vehicle colours from mobile devices. ColorMobile is especially designed for repairers who work away from collision centers and need access to colour formulations wherever