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Hoffman Estates, Illinois -- March 11, 2014 -- I-CAR has added Full-Frame Partial Replacement (FFR01) as a new live, instructor-led course to its catalogue.

This course provides information on OEM repair procedures and welding requirements for full-frame vehicles and covers several important collision repair topics that are critical to complete safe and quality repairs for the ultimate benefit of the consumer.

“Properly repairing today’s full-frame vehicles requires a command of an array of considerations. The content in this course can be applied on the job immediately following completion, resulting in increased savings for the shop and the vehicle owner alike,” says Josh McFarlin, I-CAR Director of Curriculum & Product Development.

Technicians will learn how to identify full-frame designs, partial replacement options and repair considerations for full-frame attachments during the course. They will also have access to HD-quality videos on full-frame partial replacement procedures for some of today’s most popular full-frame vehicles, including Ford F-150, General Motors 1500 frames, RAM 1500 and Jeep Wrangler.

This three credit hour course meets training requirements for Steel Structural Technicians, Auto Physical Damage Appraisers and Estimators in I-CAR’s Professional Development Program (PDP). FFR01 will replace Steel Full-Frame Sectioning (SPS03) and Steel Full-Frame Technologies and Repair (SPS08), resulting in three less credit hours of training for certain repair professionals. Anyone who has previously taken either SPS03 or SPS08 will not lose training credit that has been earned.

For more information on I-CAR, please visit I-CAR.ca.

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Napierville, Illinois -- Feburary 21, 2014 -- Spanesi will hold another Touch Training Week, a special event taking place March 11 and 12 at the Spanesi Corporate Center located just outside of Chicago in Napierville, Illinois. Spots in the class are very limited, with space limited to the first 10 reservations. 

The training sessions take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. with lunch served daily. The first day’s session covers an introduction to the system, lower body measuring, upper body measuring and specialized situations. The second two digs into measuring beyond data, suspension part measurement, Touch wheels, blueprinting, analyzing and estimating printouts.
 
Spanesi Americas staff will be on hand to answer any and all questions during the training event. In addition, there will be a chance to see many more Spanesi products, such as the Multibench 12, welders and spray booths.
 
 
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Hamilton, Ontario -- February 4, 2014 -- The popular basic estimating collision repair training course is back to help shop or office employees, new estimators and insurance company staff who may need assistance in estimating collision damage on cars and light trucks in Ontario.

This six-night course includes, introduction to estimating, understanding vehicle construction, fundamentals of estimate writing, understanding collision manuals, additional charges and collision damage analysis.

The course will be held in a to-be-determined location in Burlington, Ont, commencing Feb. 11, 2014 from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. every Tuesday and Thursday.

Registration is $450 for CIIA members, or $550 for non-members. Prepayment is mandatory.

For more information, or to register, please call the association at 1-866-309-4272, or visit the association online at ciia.com.

 

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Massillon, Ohio -- February 6, 2014 -- Pro-Spray Finishes has announced the release of its 2014 Training Schedule. The company says the courses being offered are designed to provide hands-on knowledge in a variety of areas that are of direct interest to the automotive painting professional.

Classes include:
Low VOC Product – This class provides emphasis on the Low VOC product group including H2O Waterborne Basecoat. Training also qualifies painters for compliance to the new national emissions standard for HAPS and EPA 40 CFR Part 63 Subpart HHHHHH as well as Pro-Spray Warranty Certification.
Color Theory – This one-day class is designed for the Pro-Spray technician wanting a comprehensive education in color theory and adjustment for blending.
National Rule Product – This class gives students an overview of the entire Pro-Spray product offering used in National Rule areas and H2O Waterborne Basecoat. Students will learn how each product is positioned in the collision repair facility and ways to maximize productivity and efficiencies on repairs they encounter on a daily basis. 
 
All classes are conducted in the training facility located at Quest Automotive Products headquarters in Massillon, Ohio. Pro-Spray says the facility is supplied with the latest tools and equipment for hands-on learning, and the well-appointed classroom is the ideal environment for effective, thorough coverage and discussion of the training material. Instruction is conducted by some of the most experienced training and technical staff.
 
Class sizes are small, providing a tailor-made educational experience which prepares a student at any experience level to be more productive and better prepared for their job role.
 
“We strongly believe in helping Pro-Spray customers succeed by providing in-depth classroom and hands-on training with our products and systems,” says Bill Warner, Technical Training Manager. “I keenly focus on the individual to learn their needs and help them improve their skill levels, productivity and overall business.”
 
These sessions are free of charge with all training materials, meals, and personal protection equipment included. Those interested in attending should contact the local area sales manager for more details about the courses. Classes will begin February 2014.
 
2014 Schedule:
 
Low VOC Product
February 5-6, 2014
April 23-24, 2014
July 23-24, 2014
October 22-23, 2014
 
Color Theory
April 11, 2014
May 9, 2014
August 15, 2014
 
National Rule Product
February 19-20, 2014
April 9-10, 2014
July 9-10, 2014
August 13-14, 2014
October 8-9, 2014
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Massillon, Ohio -- January 29, 2014 -- Matrix System Automotive Finishes has announced the release of its 2014 Training Schedule. The courses will combine classroom and shop demonstration time providing students with guidance on proper product selection and application to maximize shop productivity.

Classes include:
Jobber Product – A 2 day training course designed to educate Jobber personnel about the complete line of Matrix System refinish products.
Painter Product Certification – A 2 day course which gives the student an overview of the entire Matrix System product offering.
Color Theory – A 1 day course that will teach the student fundamentals of visual color match and how to adjust color for a blend-able match.
 
Designed with attendees in mind, classes are conducted in the training facility located at Quest Automotive Products headquarters in Massillon, Ohio. This state-of-the-art facility is supplied with the latest tools and equipment for hands-on learning. Matrix System says the well-appointed classroom is the ideal environment for effective, thorough coverage and discussion of the training material. Instruction is conducted by some of the most experienced training and technical staff.
 
Class sizes are small, providing a tailor-made educational experience which prepares a student at any experience level to be more productive and better prepared for their job role.
 
“We are very excited about offering Matrix customers the opportunity to come and learn ways to sharpen their skills and reach greater levels of productivity,” says Bill Warner, Technical Training Manager.
 
These two-day sessions are free of charge with all training materials, meals, and personal protection equipment included. Those interested in attending should contact the local area sales manager for more details about the courses. Classes will begin March 2014. For more information, please visit matrixsystem.com.

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