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Tuesday, 11 December 2018 22:59

LIABRA November Meeting Features GM Structural Repair Seminar

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Rob Palumbo, General Motors customer care and aftersales representative, recommended attendees visit acdelco.com for important information about becoming a certified GM repair facility. Rob Palumbo, General Motors customer care and aftersales representative, recommended attendees visit acdelco.com for important information about becoming a certified GM repair facility.

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On Nov. 13, the Long Island Autobody Repairmen’s Association (LIABRA) held a general meeting at Eagle Chevrolet in Riverhead, NY. The meeting included a General Motors structural collision repair seminar.

 

Nearly 100 industry professionals were in attendance for the meeting, which was “part of LIABRA’s ongoing program to educate its members on proper OEM repair procedures,” according to LIABRA Executive Director Ed Kizenberger.

 

Before the meeting began, attendees enjoyed a buffet dinner provided by the evening’s host, Eagle Automotive Group and Eagle Chevrolet. At 7 p.m., the meeting commenced with Kizenberger distributing the GM structural collision repair student handbooks, GM collision parts guides and copies of LIABRA News. He then reviewed a recent New York state requirement for all employers to provide sexual harassment training, even if the company only has one employee.

 

Kizenberger also shared information on a new Subaru position statement.

 

“Subaru has issued a position statement that all Subaru vehicles from 2004 forward REQUIRE pre-and post-collision repair scans,” he said. “Since the Todd Tracy [and John Eagle Collision] case, numerous attorneys have been calling the LIABRA office looking for improperly repaired cars.”

 

After referencing a short pay article in LIABRA News, Kizenberger introduced Rob Palumbo, General Motors customer care and aftersales representative, who recommended attendees visit acdelco.com for important information about becoming a certified GM repair facility.

 

He noted, “ACDelco’s approach to training combines a variety of proven delivery methods to help ensure maximum learning potential for the service professional. In addition to traditional instructor-led technical training courses and seminars, a wide selection of online courses is also available, allowing participants to complete the courses at their own pace and on their own schedule. Specialized GM repair tools and parts are also available there.”

 

Next, ACDelco technical trainer George Tuchman delivered a three-hour presentation titled “Structural Collision Repair of GM Vehicles,” which contained an overview of replacing GM structural components. In addition to discussing the advanced technologies used in structural components, Tuchman shared information about the different types of aluminum and steel from which GM vehicles are constructed and identified correct cutting, welding and measuring techniques, along with the required equipment.


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