DELVING INTO DIGITAL 3M has invested in asTech, citing a “continued commitment to advance the digitization” of the aftermarket supplies giant. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. “The 3M Ventures strategic investment in Repairify [asTech’s parent company] enables us to accelerate our solutions and offerings across the entire automotive ecosystem,” stated Cris Hollingsworth, president […]


How Keegan De France finds zen at one of Toronto’s busiest shops BY MAX REID If you love what you do, you’ll never work a day in your life. An old cliche adage that, for artists, often reads more like a statement on the difficulty of making a living than it does an encouraging line […]


It’s a great time to be part of collision repair The phrase ‘daily grind’ has never resonated with me. If you’re working in a field you love, your work should never feel like it grinds—that’s a far better description for how it feels to chew on coffee grounds. Wouldn’t it feel much better to sip […]

Bjarke Ingels Group and The Metals Company Design a New Generation of Offshore and Onshore Assets to Produce Critical EV Battery Metals From Seafloor Rocks

Designs unveiled for seafloor mineral collector robots, carbon-neutral vessels and waste-free metals processing and recycling plants will enable a circular supply chain for battery metals VANCOUVER, British Columbia–(BUSINESS WIRE)–BIG-Bjarke Ingels Group, the acclaimed global architecture firm whose groundbreaking work incorporates innovations in architecture, has collaborated with The Metals Company, a developer of lower-impact battery metals […]

Hyliion Reports First Quarter 2021 Business Updates

AUSTIN, Texas–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Hyliion Holdings Corp. (NYSE: HYLN) (“Hyliion”), a leader in electrified powertrain solutions for Class 8 semi-trucks, today reported its first quarter 2021 business updates. Key Business Highlights Announced the formation of the Hypertruck Innovation Council, a select group of fleet, logistics and transportation industry leaders that will actively support and advance the development […]

Camping World to Launch Exclusive Thomasville Recreation Brand of RV and Camping Furniture

Enhances Vertical Integration with Furniture Manufacturer LINCOLNSHIRE, Ill.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–$cwh #CWH–Camping World Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: CWH) (“Camping World”), America’s Recreation Dealer, today announced plans to launch the Thomasville Recreation Furniture brand of RV and camping furniture. The Thomasville Recreation furniture will be exclusive in the U.S. and provide the latest designer trends and innovations as consumers […]

 Orion Engineered Carbons to Increase Specialty Black Pricing

 The global carbon black manufacturer will increase pricing by up to 20 percent. HOUSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–$OEC #chemicals—Orion Engineered Carbons S.A. (NYSE: OEC), a leading global supplier of specialty and high-performance carbon black, announced it will raise pricing for its specialty carbon black products. The price increase is necessary due to continuous higher demand for its specialty […]

QuantumScape Announces First Quarter 2021 Financial Results, Posts Shareholder Letter to IR Website

SAN JOSE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–QuantumScape Corporation (NYSE:QS, “QuantumScape”), a leader in the development of next-generation solid-state lithium-metal batteries for use in electric vehicles, today announced its financial results for the first quarter of 2021, which ended March 31, 2021. The company posted a Shareholder Letter to its Investor Relations website,, detailing its results and providing […]

Strategy Analytics Announces Expansion of Its In-Vehicle UX Research Practice

Diana Franganillo Joins Team as Research Director BOSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Strategy Analytics today announced the expansion of its European In-Vehicle User Experience Research Practice (IVX) with the addition of Diana Franganillo as Research Director. Diana brings with her more than 15 years’ experience in the development of HMI and Human Factors processes within the Automotive Industry. Prior […]

National Interstate Insurance Company Promotes Christopher E. Mikolay and Daniel M. Keenan

Chris Mikolay to Senior Vice President, Specialty Division Dan Keenan to Vice President, National Accounts RICHFIELD, Ohio–(BUSINESS WIRE)–National Interstate Insurance Company is pleased to announce the promotions of Christopher (Chris) E. Mikolay to Senior Vice President, Specialty Division and Daniel (Dan) M. Keenan to Vice President, National Accounts. Mr. Mikolay will assume leadership responsibility for […]