Fryzel also showed an interesting video of the factory assembly of a F150 pickup completed with robots. He said that 1,200 F150 trucks are made each day at the Rough Plant in Detroit. In addition to discussing the various types of steel Ford uses, he emphasized the proper repair for those materials and distributed a brochure on Ford’s recommended steel repairability matrix. Fryzel also covered Ford’s use of aluminum and proper aluminum repairs, pointing repairers to motorcraftservice.com with questions. He concluded the presentation by passing out a copy of Ford’s scanning position statement, which indicates all Ford vehicles of model year 2010 and up require a pre-repair scan to identify all required repairs after a collision.
Todd Zucker, Ford’s northeast sales and marketing manager, then distributed a list of requirements for participation in Ford’s certification program. He discussed the requirements and answered attendees’ questions. Additional information is available at Collision.Ford.com/FordCertifiedCollisionNetwork.
The meeting concluded with the 50/50 club drawing. V & J Autobody won $150, which they generously donated back to LIABRA.
Kizenberger noted, “LIABRA and ABCG would like to thank the VIP automotive group, Huntington Volvo and Huntington Volvo parts manager Ed Vardain for their gracious hospitality and providing the venue, dinner and refreshments for the meeting.”
LIABRA will not host an April meeting but will participate in the Annual Lobby Day. For more information on LIABRA, visit liabra.org.