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AN OPEN LETTER TO THE COLLISION REPAIR INTER-INDUSTRY

01/15/2021 by John Van Alstyne, CEO and President of I-CAR
I-CAR was built because all six segments of the inter-industry recognized the need to put the safety of drivers first. And, though we continue our work to achieve complete, safe, and quality repairs, the impact of COVID-19 affects the safety of the inter-industry in a different way -  in health, in accessibility to things we need, and in financial stability. We recognize the strains of this impact and are steadfast in our efforts to support the people in the industry to the best of our ability as COVID-19 continues to impact our inter-industry.

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I-CAR Welcomes Back Industry Veteran Jeff Peevy

12/23/2020 by Kimberly Owens
Industry veteran Jeff Peevy, who has 20-plus years of executive management experience, has returned to I-CAR as Vice President – Technical Products, Programs and Services. We wanted to catch up with Jeff and ask him about his return to the organization and what he sees in the future of I-CAR and the collision repair industry. 
 

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Help Wanted: Diagnostic Scan Experience Strongly Preferred!

12/02/2020 by Val D'Anna
The ideal job candidate, even for entry-level positions, is equipped with different skills and aptitudes than in the recent past. That’s because the complexity of collision repairs has been rapidly changing. One example of a skill you may look for today that you would not have just a few years ago is diagnostic scanning. 

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Easy-to-Use, Always Updated Course Matrix Taps into Value of I-CAR’s Industry Protocol

11/30/2020 by Val D'Anna
Of all of I-CAR’s recent achievements, the Industry Knowledge and Skill Protocol stands apart as our master work of the past decade. Creating a blueprint for the industry, with knowledge and skills broken down in detail for eight key technician roles, is a herculean task that is ever-evolving. It will need to be maintained with updates as long as the industry continues to evolve and change. Much more than a project, the Protocol is an ongoing commitment I-CAR has made to the inter-industry. There simply is no one else so well positioned to take it on as I-CAR.

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Recycled Rides® Program Creates Ultimate Involvement for the Collision Repair Industry

11/12/2020 by Kimberly Owens
For the past 13 years, the National Autobody Council’s (NABC™) Recycled Rides® program has been coordinating the repairs and donations of vehicles to families of need. Over just the past few years, the program has organized the donations of over 2,500 vehicles. What an amazing accomplishment within the collision repair industry!

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