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First Automechanika Chicago set to kick off

Training is key element to inaugural trade show
Thursday, April 2, 2015 - 07:00
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More than 400 exhibiting companies will fill the McCormick Place West expo floor for the inaugural Automechanika Chicago April 24-26. Positioned to be the largest tradeshow and training event for shop owners and technicians, the event is dedicated to high-end training and showcasing the latest tools, equipment and products in the market.

Classes will cover management, service and collision repair, and general repair topics. More than 2,000 scholarships have been offered since November to service and collision repair techs to attend the training for free. More than 100 training sessions presented by more than 50 Instructors will cover both service and collision repair topics.

Automechanika Chicago continues its industry support through its scholarship opportunities found at the show.  More than 2,000 scholarships will be awarded for the training program, Automechanika presents Motor Age Training Live.  As an additional pledge to the automotive aftermarket industry, Automechanika Chicago will supply an ASE study guide to each testing registrant that signs up for the event.

“Educating the market is an important focus of Automechanika Chicago which is why we are bringing the highest level of trainers and presenters to our program.  With this ASE partnership, we are closing the loop on providing an exceptional educational experience,” said Dennis Smith, President of Messe Frankfurt, Inc.

In addition, The Automotive Parts Remanufacturers Association (APRA), will be conducting training at Automechanika Chicago. APRA will hold complimentary educational seminars April 24 and 25 next to the APRA booth 2659/2660.

The seminar package, "What's Trending in Remanufacturing?" will include Mohammad Sammi, president and owner of Sammy's Auto Electric Service. Sammi will give three 30-minute presentations on April 24 -- "Trends in Design of the New Starters," "What's Up with New Alternators' Design, Power, and their Features?" and "Alternator and Charging System to PCM Interface."

On April 25, Robert German, engineer and senior project manager with Flight Systems Automotive Group, will present "Remanufacturer of Electronic Diesel Controls," and "Remanufacturer of Diesel Fuel Systems" at the booth.

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