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Board of Directors - Front row, left to right: Bogi Lateiner (Bogi’s Garage), Jennifer Maher (TechForce), Denise King-strom (BASF). Back row, (l to r): Tony Sciarra (Tesla), Barry Fodor (Infiniti), John Heenan (Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation), Warren DeBardelaben (Nissan), Greg Rintala (Snap-on), Tom Gray (Interstate Batteries), Fred Nader (Autotech Technology Development), Chris Blanchette (Bridgestone), and TechForce Staff Liaison Greg Settle. Not pictured: Dan Hancock, Board
Phoenix, Ariz. — February 6, 2018 — In an effort to continue to build momentum for TechForce Foundation’s FutureTech Success® campaign, 30 industry leaders gathered here January 30 and 31 for the inaugural  annual summit of the FutureTech Success National Leadership Cabinet. Participants ranged...
Hoffman Estates, Ill. (February 1, 2018) – The PPG Foundation has provided $20,000 in funding for the Collision Repair Education Foundation that will be awarded to students who have demonstrated a career interest in automotive collision repair and refinish. The scholarships, $5,000 each, are...
You’ve probably been hearing a lot lately about how important it is to appeal to Millennial customers. While that’s true (with Millennials expected to represent 40 percent of all car buyers by 2020), continuing to market to their parents and older siblings is going to be just as crucial to your...
Lincolnshire, Ill.—To help professional technicians navigate the features and functionality of the new Zeus platform with Intelligent Diagnostics software, Snap-on has added 14 Training Solutions videos to its website at http://diagnostics.snapon.com/trainingsolutions, which can be viewed free of...
Strongsville, Ohio—PPG has announced its collision refinish training schedule for the first quarter of 2018. Classes cover a wide variety of subjects and are designed to ensure that PPG paint technicians stay up to date with their refinish certification and knowledge of PPG products, processes and...
Bethesda, Md.—The Young Auto Care Network Group (YANG) and the Automotive Warehouse Distributors Association (AWDA), both communities of the Auto Care Association, are now offering young industry professionals a chance to experience first-hand how the Auto Care Association and various aspects of...
Washington D.C.—ASA and Bosch will collaborate on a new diagnostics training series covering major repair topics facing collision and mechanical shops. The series will cover diagnostic tool selection, pre/post scanning, module reprogramming, advanced driver-assist systems (ADAS) recalibration and...
STRONGSVILLE, OHIO – JANUARY 23, 2018 -- PPG MVP Business Solutions has released its schedule of training classes for the first quarter of 2018. The classes are offered at various locations across the United States and Canada and present innovative and effective business solutions for owners and...
NORTH CANTON, Ohio, January 22, 2018 — For more than half a century, The Timken Company (NYSE: TKR; www.timken.com) has designed, engineered and manufactured bearings for every type of wheel end system in the commercial vehicle industry. Using strict quality product testing standards, Timken...
Scottsdale, Ariz. — January 18, 2018 — A key to helping solve the qualified technician shortage in the automotive and diesel vehicle industry was demonstrated recently at a TechForce Foundation and Arizona Science Center event (For background: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hTqOqrsPFB0). Held at...

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