From left to right, Tom Widmer, Art Ewing, Juan Cordova, Anthony Iaboni and Russel Duncan.
By CRM Staff
Toronto, Ontario -- March 5, 2018 -- This past week Collision 360 hosted a training event at its training centre in Toronto. 
Anthony Iaboni, owner of Collision 360, said this when asked by Collision Repair magazine about the inspiration behind the course: “I get asked on a regular basis about repairing the new F-150.” Naturally, he came up with the idea to host a training event where a set of repairs could be performed on the vehicle live. His hopes for the event were that when attendees left, “the techs will know what to do when they get the F-150 in their shops.”
Beforehand, Iaboni acquired a complete aluminum F-150 box. During the event, Iaboni guided the 50 shop owners and technicians who attended the course through the repair procedures live, following the repair data from ALLDATA. 
Iaboni partnered with team members Tom Widmer and Juan Cordova from SEM and Art Ewing from Pro Spot and Russel Duncan from Color Compass and PBE to provide the training on the F-150 and the necessary aluminum rivet bonding. SEM gave attendees the inside scoop on its adhesives for rivet bonding and Pro Spot demonstrated how to remove and replace the rivets. To the benefit of those in attendance, two replacement F-150 box sides were donated by The Humberview Group specifically for use during the training event.  
Cordova, the eastern regional sales manger for SEM, says, “It’s not about selling the product alone. It’s about training the customer how to use the products. Anthony provides solutions for the technicians. He is extremely passionate about training and partners with manufacturers who support his training in the industry.”
It is certain that when the collision repair facility owners and techs in attendance left Collision 360’s training centre they were well-prepared for what they would face when the new F-150 lands on their facility floors. 
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