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CAF seeks apprenticeship input on coronavirus impact

June 5, 2020 by Allan Janssen

Apprenticeship are being invited to join a panel run by the Canadian Apprenticeship Forum in advance of a survey that will focus on Covid-19. The upcoming survey is designed to help the Forum understand the unique challenges apprentices are facing as…

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CRC releases bulletin on proper workplace cleaning

June 5, 2020 by Allan Janssen

A new bulletin from CRC Industries explains the two-step process of cleaning and disinfecting a workplace in the era of Covid-19. The global manufacturer of specialty products and formulations for maintenance and repair professionals and do-it-yourselfers, developed the document, entitled ‘The…

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How is COVID-19 impacting you? AIA wants to know

June 4, 2020 by Allan Janssen

The Automotive Industries Association has launched a second survey seeking input from repair shops on the impacts of Covid-19 on their businesses. The second survey, to measure the cost of the pandemic and gauge industry sentiment. is now online on…

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FMSI acknowledges PPE donation from SpiderTech, sister company of NRS Brakes

June 2, 2020 by Allan Janssen

The Friction Materials Standards Institute (FMSI) is being supplied with protective masks during the current coronavirus pandemic by one of its member companies. Frank Oliveto, president of the Michigan-based institute, has released a statement acknowledging the donation of personal protection…

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Supply chain most optimistic about early end to pandemic pain

June 1, 2020 by Allan Janssen

Further analysis into the Automotive Industries Association of Canada’s business confidence survey suggests the supply chain is most optimism about an early recovery in 2020. Some 63% of supply chain respondents in the AIA’s recent Business Operations Survey said they…

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Platform matches laid off workers with automotive employers

May 26, 2020 by Allan Janssen

The Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA) has partnered with executive search firm APA Search to match automotive employers with people who have lost their jobs as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. They have launched a free platform, based on…

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New program communicates Covid-19 safeguards

May 26, 2020 by Allan Janssen

A Toronto marketing company has developed a program that allows businesses to quickly communicate their Covid-19 safeguards to the public. OneLocal created CovidSafe Services as a tool for businesses – including automotive repair shops – to advertise what Covid-19 standards…

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Urban shops hardest hit by pandemic

May 22, 2020 by Allan Janssen

Urban repair shops in the United States appear to be suffering the biggest drop in business as a result of Covid-19 prevention measures. A survey conducted by Ohio-based IMR Inc. found that 91.5% of urban repair shops reported a significant…

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Automechanika Frankfurt put off until 2021

May 19, 2020 by Allan Janssen

Automechanika Frankfurt, the international industry gathering for the automotive aftermarket, is being postponed until Sept. 14 to 18, 2021. Show owner Messe Frankfurt said it would simply not have been possible for many of the show’s international exhibitors and visitors…

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Alberta shops partner with Liqui Moly on free oil changes

May 15, 2020 by Allan Janssen

Liqui Moly USA is partnering with four Canadian auto repair shops to provide free oil changes to healthcare professionals. The Germany-based oil company has announced a partnership between its Canadian division and four Alberta automotive repair shops to provided complimentary…

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AIA survey reveals depth of coronavirus impact

May 14, 2020 by Allan Janssen

The vast majority of aftermarket businesses in Canada have suffered business disruption as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, according to a survey conducted by the Automotive Industries Association of Canada. Fully 94% of respondents to the survey reported some…

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Collapse in kilometres driven a worry for the aftermarket: DesRosiers

May 14, 2020 by Allan Janssen

The significant drop in kilometres driven is among the biggest concerns for the Canadian aftermarket, say analysts at DesRosiers Automotive Consultants (DAC). In their most recent report on the impact of the current public health emergency on the automotive industry,…