Mississauga, Ontario -- August 21, 2014 -- Sherwin-Williams Automotive Finishes has good news for those who couldn't attend the two previous sold-out EcoLean Workshops. The company today announced that another EcoLean Level 1 workshop is set for September 16 to 17, 2014 in Phoenix, Arizona, at the Phoenix Airport Marriott and Swift Transportation.
The exclusive EcoLean Level 1 workshops from Sherwin-Williams are offered to collision centre owners and dealer managers from across Canada and the US. They are designed to educate attendees about how to maximize profitability by improving production and eliminating waste throughout their facilities.
Hoffman Estates, Illinois -- August 7, 2014 -- I-CAR is launching a completely redesigned website at i-car.com. The new site has been carefully planned and meticulously designed to provide the industry with a comprehensive, easy-to-use online resource for collision repair education, knowledge and solutions.
The new I-CAR website contains an extensive amount of newly created and highly relevant content, covering everything from specific details on all programs and services that I-CAR offers, to more strategic insights that will help users gain even more value from I-CAR solutions. For example, greatly expanded accessibility to the technical information required to support repair excellence is now available through the Repairability Technical Support Portal.
La Baie, Quebec -- August 4, 2014 -- Carrossier ProColor La Baie recently hosted a training session on repairs to aluminum-bodied vehicles, such as the new 2015 Ford F-150.
The training session aimed to explain the procedures for the repair of aluminum-bodied vehicles, such as the 2015 Ford F-150, which will pose new challenges for collision repair centres. The training was attended by staff from 15 participating collision repair facilities, all located in the greater region of Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean.
“We even invited our competitors,” says Jean-Claude Morin, owner of Carrossier ProColor La Baie. “We needed a minimum number of participants; otherwise the trainers would not come. That would mean going elsewhere for training, in Montreal for example, which is far from easy for our employees.”
Ottawa, Ontario -- August 4, 2014 -- I-CAR has announced upcoming aluminum and steel welding qualification classes in Ontario.
Detroit, Michigan -- July 31, 2014 -- For those who work in the collision repair industry, I-CAR’s new online resource, the Repairability Technical Support Portal, is aiming to be the “go-to” resource for collision repair technical questions and answers.
The Repairability Technical Support Portal is designed to enhance the overall repair process for the collision repair Inter-Industry—including front-line technicians, shop owners, estimators, insurance specialists and field educators—providing these professionals with a centralized information hub.
“This portal represents I-CAR’s direct solution to the need expressed by the industry, notably the improved accessibility to the repair information required to support performance of complete, safe and quality repairs for the ultimate benefit of the consumer,” says John Van Alstyne, CEO & President of I-CAR. “We have created an online resource that brings the OEM and collision repair worlds together for an exciting collaboration that will make critical repair information more available across the industry, contributing to time, resource and cost savings in all aspects of the repair process.”
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. ”