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State Farm Employees Complete I-CAR Training for F-150

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Nov. 12, 2014—I-CAR announced on Tuesday that more than 2,700 State Farm auto physical damage appraisers (ADPAs) have completed the I-CAR 2015 Ford F-150 Structural Repair course (FOR06).

“The all-new 2015 Ford F-150 is a significant milestone in the collision repair industry, and in order for State Farm to be well-prepared for this aluminum-intensive vehicle, it is important for our staff to learn firsthand about its repairability before the vehicle even hits showrooms,” Chris Evans, claim consultant for State Farm, said in a release. “This initiative, coupled with our Select Service Welding Training & Certification program, allows State Farm to continue to support quality repairs to its policyholders, even as technologically advanced vehicles become more popular.”

State Farm originally sought to train 2,400 ADPAs, including auto estimatics inspectors and property claim trainers. Currently, more than 2,700 ADPAs have completed the course, far exceeding State Farm’s expectations.

The FOR06 course is a training program to properly and efficiently repair the new F-150 vehicle. The course covers all topics on aluminum and vehicle-specific repair information with instructor-led discussion, education and decision-making exercises.

The aluminum-body 2015 Ford F-150 is expected to go on sale later this year.

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