Three Ontario automotive aftermarket trade associations partnered in offering a series of new industry workshops in October and November to assist motive power shop owners and managers. Members of the Hamilton District Autobody Repair Association, the Automotive Aftermarket Retailers of Ontario, and the Ontario Automotive Recyclers Association, as well as non-members, were invited to attend any or all of a series of management workshops. This marked the first joint project for collision repair, automotive service, and auto recycling grassroots facilities in Ontario.
The workshops were held Tuesday evenings in Burlington, Ontario, and covered “Grants, Business Incentives and Tax Credits,” “Bill 168 (Violence in the Workplace) and the Ministry of Labour’s Shop Inspection Blitz,” “Employment Law for Shop Owners,” “Profit Centres: Add-ons For Your Shop,” and “What is My Shop Worth? Shop Valuation.”