Over 300 industry professionals gathered in Cerritos, Calif., on May 6 to complete the newest I-CAR training program (Steel Unitized Structures Technologies and Repair SPS07) and understand how the newest I-CAR programs provide the technical knowledge needed to identify and safely repair consumers’ vehicles.
Organized by the southern California I-CAR volunteers and program instructors, the sponsored awareness event was provided to owners and managers representing 34 independent collision repair facilities and 18 insurance companies, most of whom had little to no previous experience with I-CAR. Shortly after this event, requests for the new program plus the Steel Full-Frame Technologies and Repair (SPS08) program increased significantly in southern California.
“It was great to see so many insurance representatives there and collision repairers in the same room,” said Lillian Marcos of Marcos Auto Body. “These types of events can only improve upon the collision repair and insurer relationship. The class itself was taught well and allowed for those at all levels of expertise to come away with new knowledge of advanced high strength steels.”
"The advanced steels class was an excellent opportunity to get invaluable information as well as a terrific place to network with others from the collision industry,” said Mike Rubin, material damage specialist for California Casualty Management Co. “I was able to use the new information I learned immediately.”
For more information on I-CAR training, visit www.i-car.com.