I-CAR Moves Forward with Decision on Potential Canadian Licensee - BodyShop Business

I-CAR Moves Forward with Decision on Potential Canadian Licensee

I-CAR International has announced it will enter into negotiations with  the Automotive Industries Association of Canada (AIA) to reach an agreement under which AIA would be licensed to provide I-CAR training in Canada in the future.

In 2008, the I-CAR International board of directors established a taskforce of Canadian collision industry leaders to support the board’s effort to find an appropriate solution to ensure that the Canadian inter-industry would have continued access to I-CAR products after I-CAR closes its current U.S.-based regional operation. At I-CAR’s 30th Annual Industry Conference, the I-CAR board directed I-CAR staff to work with AIA to provide the Canadian collision inter-industry with continued access to I-CAR training.

“Throughout the past year, the voice of the Canadian industry has been clear – there is a continued need and demand for I-CAR training,” said I-CAR President and CEO John Edelen. “We are glad to have reached this point in the process, and to have the potential to work with AIA on a solution that is the right solution to ensure that I-CAR training remains viable and accessible in Canada.”

Marc Brazeau, AIA president, says he’s also happy to have reached this step in the process.

“AIA is committed to the long-term wellbeing of the collision sector in Canada and training in this highly complex field is essential to maintaining professionalism,” he said. “We are hopeful that the next stage of discussions will result in a mutually beneficial agreement that will set the stage for I-CAR training in Canada for many years to come.”

Visit www.i-car.com for more information.

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