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Hoffman Estates, Illinois -- July 28, 2014 -- I-CAR has announced its lineup of OEM speakers on the I-CAR Main Stage at NACE in Detroit at Cobo Center Thursday, July 31 and Friday, August 1. Speakers include technical experts from Ford, Honda, BMW, General Motors, and I-CAR.

“Building off the I-CAR Conference on July 30th, where vehicle technology trends will be discussed in depth, we are pleased to deliver additional OEM collision repair information to the NACE audience over the course of the two-day event,” says I-CAR CEO & President, John Van Alstyne. “The I-CAR Main Stage will bring industry experts together to share insights relating to evolving vehicle technology and related collision repair methods and processes that repair facilities and insurance professionals must understand to perform complete, safe and quality repairs for the ultimate benefit of the consumer. ”

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Hoffman Estates, Illinois -- July 28, 2014 -- I-CAR will soon launch its all-new instructor-led course, Aluminum Panel Repair and Replacement (APR01). This course provides in-depth information, backed by in-class student activities, on the array of important considerations to take into account when making decisions on aluminum panels. Attendees at NACE will have the opportunity to take the course before it's open to the industry on August 25. Registration is still open.

Josh McFarlin, I-CAR Director of Curriculum & Product Development explained, “Being able to properly assess damage and repair or replace exterior panels requires understanding the properties, characteristics, design, and construction of aluminum. Making the right decisions at the right time can play a role in improving KPIs like cycle time and CSI.” 

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Swanton, Ohio -- July 7, 2014 -- DeVilbiss Automotive Refinishing announces that it has been accredited by I-CAR as an Industry Training Alliance provider of continuing automotive education to the collision repair industry.

“We are excited to now offer our I-CAR accredited SprayMasterTM Paint Technician Class to the collision repair industry,” says Hans Horstik, DeVilbiss Automotive Refinishing General Manager. “This course provides I-CAR accredited best practices and process improvement training to refinish technicians in Compressed Air Filtration, Contaminant-free Refinishing, Paint Handling and Atomization.”

The DeVilbiss SprayMaster Paint Technician Class provides students with four credit hours of I-CAR continuing education credits, and fulfills the I-CAR Refinish Technician ProLevel 1 “Spray Gun Maintenance & Set-Up” knowledge area. Students also receive EPA Rule 40 Certification. SprayMasterTM training classes are held at certified training facilities, and are provided at no charge as a service to the collision repair industry. 

For more information on DeVilbiss, please visit DeVilbiss.com.

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Detroit, MI -- July 7, 2014 --  

 

Here's what's new at NACE with expanded I-CAR sessions....


July 31, 2014


8:00AM – 12:00PM: Steering and Suspension Damage Analysis presented by David Solmes

Proper alignment serves as the foundation for many important vehicle systems. If collision-related damage is not identified up-front, systems such as steering, suspension and electronic stability control can be greatly compromised. Understanding damage analysis considerations before the repair can help ensure quality and consumer safety, as well as serve as a catalyst in improving Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) like cycle time and Customer Service Index (CSI) scores. 
* This class meets I-CAR Professional Development Program™ requirements for ProLevel® 2 Estimators and Auto Physical Damage Appraisers.

8:00AM – 12:00PM: Full-Frame Partial Replacement presented by Mark Bono 

Properly repairing today's full-frame vehicles requires command of an array of considerations. Understanding OEM repair procedures and welding requirements for full-frame vehicles can be key, but being able to identify full-frame designs, partial replacement options and repair considerations for full-frame attachments is also critical to achieving a complete, safe and quality repair. Completion of this course will be beneficial to repairers and their respective businesses. Full-frame partial replacement can result in increased savings for the shop and the vehicle owner alike. The content in this course can be applied on the job immediately following completion. 
* This class meets I-CAR Professional Development Program™ requirements for ProLevel® 3 Steel Structural Technicians, or Annual Training for Estimators and Auto Physical Damage Appraisers. 

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Carlsbad, California -- July 7, 2014 -- Pro Spot has announced the availability of welders, wire, and training compatible with the Ford Collision Repair Program for the 2015 Ford F-150. 

The program requires a dedicated aluminum MIG welding system. The welder must be 220V and equipped with Pulse MIG Technology. Pro Spot notes its SP-5 Smart MIG, SP-2 Smart MIG, and SP-1 Pulse MIG are all on Ford's approved list of equipment.
 
Ford requires 5554 1.2mm aluminum welding wire for the program. According to Pro Spot, the SP MIG Series welders come equipped with the 5554 1.2 mm aluminum welding wire for the Ford F-150 Collision Repair Program, as well as Silicon Bronze for MIG Brazing on UHSS & HSS, and Steel (on the SP-5). The SP MIG Series has also been approved by GM for the Corvette cast extrusion. 
 
Pro Spot provides a number of different training options. Along with the training that Ford requires for the Collision Repair Program, Pro Spot also offers:
 
I-CAR Courses
Approved & CASE certified courses on Squeeze Type Resistance Spot Welding & MIG Welding Training.
 
NACE/CARS 
Pro Spot will teach three courses on Aluminum Repair and Plastic Bumper Repair:
 
- Wednesday, July 30th 1:30-3:00- Aluminum Welding & Repair
 
- Thursday, July 31st 3:30-5:00- Plastic Welding and Bumper Repair Course
 
- Friday, August 1st 1:30-3:00- Aluminum Welding & Repair
 
The company also offers local training and support through Pro Spot Representatives, online training through my.prospot.com and videos on the Pro Spot YouTube channel

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