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Collision Repair Lab Hosts Industry Training


Jim Wrigley, a senior trainer for Chief Automotive Systems (behind monitor) instructs a group that includes students Brandon Smith (foreground) and Nathan Chilson (center, in black T-shirt).A trainer from Chief Automotive Systems provided continuing education to representatives from local collision-repair shops this week in Pennsylvania College of Technology’s 38,000-square-foot-plus Collision Repair Lab. Select Penn College students and instructors are able to participate in Chief’s frame repair and estimating training.

Stephen T. Duna, a collision repair instructor at Penn College, helped to coordinate this spring’s Chief training.

“We try to create a positive learning environment for our students to work with, as well as for highly trained, qualified industry people.” The E-Z Liner II and the E-Z Liner S21, which were used during the training to straighten damaged full-frame vehicles, use lasers and computers to pinpoint even minor damage in a vehicle’s frame or unibody.

Jim Wrigley, a senior trainer for Chief Automotive Systems, has been conducting training regularly at the College since February 2004. Additional training is planned for March and April, as well asduring the Fall 2005 semester.

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