Nine companies have received appreciation from the I-CAR Education Foundation for their continued financial support over the past 15 years.


Friday, 30 November 2007 17:00

I-CAR Exec McGee Resigns

Tom McGee has stepped down from his role as president and CEO of the Inter-industry Conference on Auto Collision Repair (I-CAR), sparking a reorganization of the responsibilities of I-CAR and the I-CAR Education Foundation.


Friday, 30 November 2007 17:00

Federal Fuel Rules Dismissed

The 9th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals dismissed the U.S. government’s new federal fuel economy standards for many sport-utility vehicles, minivans and pickup trucks in a November ruling


Friday, 30 November 2007 17:00

Taking Back Control Of Your Business

In October, the Coalition for Collision Repair Excellence (theCCRE) held its annual Summit Conference and Seminar Series, considered by those attending to be the best learning experience to date. Tallied responses by attendees indicated a 96% very positive approval rating, most saying it exceeded their expectations, most also indicating they planned on attending CCRE’s Seminar Series scheduled for October 2008. Held at Nashua, New Hampshire’s Crown Plaza Hotel, surrounded by thousands of trees at the peak of their flaming multicolored beauty, the best and most profitable independent minds in the collision industry convened.


At NACE, the Collision Repair Instructors Network (CRIN) and the I-CAR Education Foundation presented the 2007 Instructor of the Year award to Jim Friedel, a collision repair instructor from Sussex Technical High School in Georgetown, Delaware. Friedel received an expense-paid trip to NACE 2007 where he was recognized for this achievement and honored with a plaque during the annual CRIN meeting.


Friday, 30 November 2007 17:00

Allstate Adopts Open Platform

Allstate is moving forward with an “open platform” concept for repair facilities in its Priority Repair Option (PRO) program. A pilot of the application is slated to launch in early 2008.