Maaco of New Hampton Becomes First in Network to Earn OEM Certification
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Maaco of New Hampton Becomes First in Network to Earn OEM Certification

The I-CAR Gold shop was recruited by Honda after a visit showed that they had the equipment, personnel, and facility capable of performing at the high level of quality required by the program.

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Maaco of New Hampton, in New Hampton, N.Y., has become the first Maaco location to earn an OEM certification with their completion of the Honda ProFirst program. The I-CAR Gold shop was recruited by Honda after a visit showed that they had the equipment, personnel, and facility capable of performing at the high level of quality required by the program.

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To qualify for the Honda ProFirst program, the shop had to meet certain knowledge and skill requirements, which they had through their I-CAR Gold status. Technicians then had to take Honda/Acura specific I-CAR classes. While Maaco of New Hampton already had most of the required equipment in place, they did have to make a small investment in new tools. They also had to meet a 300-item list of requirements and pass an independent party inspection.

“It’s an exclusive program, and an honor to be a part of,” said Kevin Calnan, who co-owns Maaco of New Hampton with Melissa Fimognari. “To be the only Honda/Acura certified shop in the Orange County area, and the first Maaco shop in our system, is great for our business and customers.”

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