Collision Repair magazine to host Canadian Corner at NACE

Collision Repair magazine is proud and honoured to once again serve as Canadian Corner at NACE!

By Jeff Sanford 

Chicago, Illinois — May 30, 2017 — NACE has combined forces with Automechanika Chicago, and this premier combined event is almost upon us. NACE Automechanika 2017 takes place July 26 to 29 at McCormick Place West in Chicago. Collision Repair magazine is the exclusive Canadian media partner for NACE Automechanika 2017.

Some of Canada’s most well-known collision executives will be in attendance. You can find out why they believe attending NACE Automechanika is important below.

NACE Automechanika 2017 will feature automotive training programs, show floor programs and networking opportunities. The Business Outlook Conference will offer information, insight and awareness of the economy, legislation, technology as these issues affect the automotive industry and aftermarket. Other co-located events round out a huge number of offerings at NACE Automechanika Chicago, including the annual MSO Symposium taking place July 26 at the Hyatt Regency McCormick Place. The Advanced Technology & Diagnostic Repair Forum will also be offered and I-CAR training classes also will be part of the agenda for collision repair professionals.

NACE Automechanika attendees will experience the latest technology with live, interactive demonstrations. More than 600 exhibiting companies and 10,000 attendees are expected. Altogether the combined NACE Automechanika Chicago show is set to be the biggest event in the automotive aftermarket industry this year.

In addition to serving as the official Canadian media partner, Collision Repair magazine is proud to serve as a rallying point for Canadians attending the show. Make sure to come visit our booth, #1766, directly opposite I-CAR!

Executives from some of Canada’s largest networks will be in attendance at NACE Automechanika. Check out why they think it’s worth the trip:

Steve Leal, President, Fix Auto World

“As a global collision repair network now expanding into the broader spectrum of the automotive aftermarket industry, Fix Auto is looking forward to attending NACE Automechanika Chicago. Our industry’s landscape is evolving at a rapid pace, with more emphasis being put on training and technical innovation, and it is more important than ever to remain agile and adaptable to change. Fix Auto understands the importance of advocating for the industry, in North America and the world over, and we look forward to joining the automotive aftermarket community for this event.”


“Attending industry events such as NACE is critical to managing an ever-changing industry. The collision industry is seeing and engaging in so much change, and influences such as vehicle complexity, KPI performance, required technician capability and equipment, the need and desire to expose oneself to new and improved ideas is extremely important. Continuous improvement has taken on a whole new meaning and requirement.”

Michael Macaluso, President, CARSTAR North America

“I plan to attend NACE Automechanika because it will be one of the premiere global events for our industry. CARSTAR has always been a supporter of the industry as a whole, and NACE has always been a key date on our calendar for networking, exploring new technologies and learning and improving our business. Combining with Automechanika is a significant added feature for us.”

You can access free mechanical training when you register for NACE Automechanika through Collision Repair magazine. Sign up using the form below to receive your free training coupon code when you register for NACE Automechanika!

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