Calling All Women!

Women make up 51 percent of the population but only 6.4 percent of trade workers. by Sarah Bruce In a time when recruitment is one of the main challenges being faced by the automotive industry, women have more employment opportunities than ever before. For Kiara Reissner, the automotive industry was something that ran in the …

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John Norris Passes Away

Photo: Jon Norris (back, left) with students at a recent career fair It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our good friend and colleague, John Norris. John was in Halifax attending the Automotive Technology Summit, a conference held in conjunction with the Skills Canada National Competition. We are told he suffered …

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NATA Elects New President, Renews Commitment to CASIS

The Board of Directors and members of the National Automotive Trades Association (NATA) met in Toronto on January 23, 2019 to hold it’s annual general meeting and to engage in a strategic planning workshop intended to start the process of more clearly defining the future of the association. Since 1947, the NATA has represented the needs of the automotive …

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True or False: OEM Repair Information is Available

by John Norris Nine years after the CASIS Agreement was signed, there still seems to be some confusion regarding the availability of manufacturers’ diagnostic and repair information. The Canadian Automotive Service Information Standard (CASIS) agreement, signed in 2009 and fully implemented early in 2010, provides OEM service and repair information, tools and equipment available to …

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All Cars Go To Heaven

by Sarah BrucePhotos by Sarah Bruce At least the ones that end up at Riteway Auto Recycling Ltd. and Pick a Part in Chilliwack, B.C. do. Riteway Auto Recycling, combined with Pick a Part and Pick a Part Metal Recycling, make up a unique system of start to finish recycling for end-of-life cars. It all …

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BASF

As the world’s leading chemical company, BASF offers advanced paint technologies, set apart with products backed by support in technical training, color information systems and business management. BASF Automotive Refinish Coatings develops and markets the highest-quality coatings available for the collision repair, commercial fleet and automotive specialty markets. Customers are at the heart of everything …

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PPG

Solutions from the world leader in coatings PPG offers the innovation, experience and resources to meet the needs of today’s collision repair businesses, large or small. Accordingly, PPG has developed an expansive portfolio of refinish systems to served diverse customer needs—allowing collision centers to meet their specific performance and production requirements with quality and cost-effectiveness. …

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