Each technician gets hands-on training with five common bumper repair scenarios, including on thermoset polyurethane, a.k.a. the “yellow plastic.”
Kurt Zimmerman and Ray Cahill, both of Upstate Auto Body Warehouse of Rochester, NY, and Adam Fulton of BASF Body Shop Mall of Toronto, Ontario, were all trained to provide the course in September 2015. Zimmerman will cover eastern upstate NY and VT, while Cahill will cover western upstate NY. Zimmerman and Cahill each have over 25 years of experience in the industry as technical reps for Upstate Auto Body Warehouse.
Fulton is a new technical rep for BASF but has over a decade of experience in the body shop as a technician and painter. He will cover the greater Toronto area from his home base of Grafton, ON.
In business since 1981, Urethane Supply Company has focused exclusively on plastic repair and refinishing products. Their airless and hot-nitrogen welders are industry standards for automotive plastic repair across North America. Kurt Lammon, president of Urethane Supply Company said, "Technician training on the nitrogen plastic welding system has been a recent challenge for the company and this I-CAR Industry Training Alliance initiative is a big part of the company’s efforts to meet the demand."
The company is actively seeking other instructors across the country to deliver this new course in shops.