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HOFFMAN ESTATES, IL – September 19, 2011 – I-CAR, the Inter-Industry Conference on Auto Collision Repair, will return to the SEMA Show 2011, November 1 – 4, at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Throughout the week, I-CAR will offer eight collision repair training opportunities, including some of its newest programs introduced in 2011. The training programs offered at the show will provide attendees with updates on current vehicle design, new vehicle manufacturer recommendations, and “how-to” information on efficiently repairing vehicles. A full list of I-CAR training being offered at the SEMA Show 2011 can be found below.


To give a preview of the types of training that I-CAR provides, I-CAR will be offering free informational sessions to all SEMA Show 2011 attendees. Sessions will take place at the SEMA Collision Repair & Refinish Stage throughout the week. The following sessions will be available, Aluminum Intensive Vehicles Structures, Automotive Aluminum MIG Welding Equipment and Techniques, Advanced High-Strength Steel Structures Design and Repair, and Advanced Lightweight Vehicle Technology and Repair.


John Van Alstyne, I-CAR CEO & President said, “The SEMA audience knows first-hand that vehicle technology is continually changing and staying informed on industry trends impacts everyone in the industry, including repairers, manufacturers, suppliers, and many others.”


Van Alstyne continued, “Reaching the audience at the SEMA Show 2011 will allow I-CAR to communicate an important industry message. Collision repair training has a powerful impact on many areas of the automotive and collision repair industries, and aside from the important goal of ensuring vehicles are properly repaired, the benefits of relevant, up-to-date training can improve both individual and business performance.”   

To register for I-CAR training at the SEMA Show 2011, visit the SEMA Show 2011 website (www.semashow.com). Please note, to attend I-CAR training at the SEMA Show 2011, you must be registered for the SEMA Show 2011.

For details on the courses being offered at the SEMA Show 2011, visit the I-CAR website (www.i-car.com), access the “About I-CAR” drop-down menu, then access the “Events” page. For questions, contact I-CAR Customer Care at 800-422-7872.

I-CAR Training at the SEMA Show 2011

Tuesday, November 1 / 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Exterior Panels Damage Analysis (DAM10)
Plastic and Composite Repair (PLA03)

Wednesday, November 2 / 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Restraint Systems Damage Analysis (DAM11)
Corrosion Protection (CPS01)

Thursday, November 3 / 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Unitized Structures and Full-Frame Damage Analysis (DAM12)
Steel Unitized Structures Technologies and Repair (SPS07)

Friday, November 4/ 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Advanced Material Damage Analysis (DAM08)
Recycled Parts for Collision Repair (RCY01)


I-CAR, founded in 1979, is an international not-for-profit training organization dedicated to improving the quality, safety, and efficiency of auto collision repair for the ultimate benefit of consumers.