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Hoffman Estates, Illinois -- January 14, 2014 -- I-CAR is promoting how structural technicians can benefit from updates to its instructor-led Structural Straightening Steel (SSS01) course that addresses how to correctly approach structural straightening repairs.

The increased use of high-strength steels and other new materials are changing the way to correctly approach these repairs, which means technicians need to rethink what was once believed to be true. This course covers key repair topics and provides technicians with information that will help keep the repair and equipment safe. Proper stress-relieving techniques, positioning of pulling attachments and how to locate anchoring points are just a few of the key topics covered in this course for Steel Structural Technician.

“Updates in this course will prepare repairers to think like Steel Structural Technicians. Gone are the days when most structural parts can be repaired with straightening. New vehicles and new materials create the need to shift thinking and approach repairs differently,” says Josh McFarlin, I-CAR Director of Curriculum and Product Development.

Course updates also include increased classroom activities, new HD-quality videos, improved graphics and methods for straightening common types of full-frame damage. Anyone who has previously taken the course will automatically have online access to the updated course materials today. This three credit hour course meets training requirements for Steel Structural Technicians in I-CAR’s Professional Development Program(PDP).

For more information on I-CAR, or to register for I_CAR courses, please visit

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