Pneumatic vs Electric Hand Tool for Savings

By Sue Schauls Pneumatic tools are a regular part of the dismantling operations at auto salvage facilities. Air compressors are expensive to purchase and to use. “Right-sizing” is an important part of management. Downsizing the compressor to the job at hand can save money. A compressor running at part-load is generally less efficient than when

CCAR to Participate at 2012 NATC

CCAR is once again sponsoring three work stations at the 2012 National Automotive Technology Competition and Automotive Career Fair, held in conjunction with the Greater New York Auto Show at the Jacob Javits Convention Center in New York City.    The annual event is set this year for April 10th and 11th. CCAR’s Rod Enlow, VP

Collision Repair Program – Paint Rule FAQs

by Sue Schauls, CCAR Environmental & Safety Consultant FAQS: Do Community Colleges and Vocational Schools need to comply with the Paint Rule? YES. The new Paint Rule or the National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) 6H that applies to auto body shop means that school training programs need to be complaint with the


From The President's Desk

Welcome, to our first quarterly newsletter of 2012! This year has started off with a ‘bang’ and we expect the positive momentum to continue throughout the year and beyond. By now you have hopefully spent some time on our new (and vastly improved) website ( – something that we have been working on for quite

Earth Day 2012 – Mobilize The Earth

On April 22, more than one billion people around the globe will participate in Earth Day 2012 and help Mobilize the Earth™. People of all nationalities and backgrounds will voice their appreciation for the planet and demand its protection. Together we will stand united for a sustainable future and call upon individuals, organizations, and governments