HD Repair Forum Kicks Off in Cleveland

HD Repair Forum Kicks Off in Cleveland

The HD Repair Forum kicked off yesterday in Cleveland with networking and education for heavy-duty collision repairers.

The HD Repair Forum kicked off yesterday in Cleveland at the Huntington Convention Center, with magnificent views of the Cleveland Browns’ FirstEnergy Stadium and Lake Erie.

A networking breakfast and vendor fair kicked things off at 7 a.m.

Over 150 attendees took advantage of heavy-duty collision presentations on:

Panel discussion on RV and fleet repair
  • Heavy-duty collision industry trends and insights
  • Seat belts: proper repair procedures and assessing damage
  • Daimler Trucks North America – what to expect
  • Pre- and post-scanning: why you should prepare
  • RV Industry Association’s interest and support
  • Panel discussion: RV and fleet repair
  • Heavy duty collision repair roadmap
  • Panel discussion: claims handling
  • Current technology and what the future holds
  • HD Repair Forum: future plans and goals for the industry
Focused learning track on ADAS system repair needs and applicable practices

Day 1 also featured focused learning tracks on:

  • Measuring and increasing production throughput to improve sales and profitability
  • Practical ways to use CSI in your business

Attendees were treated to lunch courtesy of Evercoat and refreshment breaks from Axalta. A cocktail reception and sponsor appreciation event wrapped up Day 1.

Elite sponsors included:

  • Fleetrite
  • Navistar
  • AkzoNobel

Exclusive sponsors included:

  • Axalta
  • Celette
  • Enterprise
  • Evercoat
  • SCA Claim Services

Corporate sponsors included:

  • 3M
  • Automann
  • Daimler
  • I-CAR
  • PPG

The next HD Repair Forum is slated for April 5-6, 2022 at the historic Hilton in Fort Worth, Texas.

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