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AkzoNobel’s Heavy-duty 20 Group to Co-locate with HD Repair Forum

AkzoNobel’s Heavy-duty 20 Group to Co-locate with HD Repair Forum

The HD Repair Forum (HDRF) is pleased to announce that AkzoNobel has confirmed they will host their spring 20 Group meeting the week of April 9, in conjunction with the HD Repair Forum at the Fort Worth Hilton.

The HD Repair conference will take place Tuesday, April 10, and Wednesday, April 11, while the AkzoNobel 20 Group meeting will take place on Thursday, April 12. Heavy-duty collision repair professionals from across North America, will be in Fort Worth getting information on the latest updates on important industry issues and trends, while hearing about the latest technology, services, and training opportunities available to the market.

“AkzoNobel is an important company in the heavy-duty repair market and to have this group host a special meeting during the HD Repair Forum for their constituents is very exciting,” stated Brian Nessen, Director of the HD Repair Forum. “This decision supports the ongoing plan for industry collaboration and fits with the direction of the HD Repair Forum, to bring the heavy-duty repair industry together for education and networking.”

“We are looking forward to hosting this special meeting during the HD Repair Conference,” said Bob DuBreuil, Senior Services Consultant, AkzoNobel. “Many of our members plan to attend the event anyway, so this is a logical move for our 20 Group.”

Many other industry stakeholders, including truck manufacturers, equipment suppliers, insurance adjusters, and heavy-duty repair facility owners have already marked the premiere HD Repair Forum into their calendars.

Heavy- Duty Weekly Event Schedule:

Tuesday, April 10

7:00 AM Registration

8:00 AM-5:00 PM Conference

5:00-6:30 PM Reception

Wednesday, April 11

7:00 AM Registration

8:00 AM-4:30 PM Conference

Thursday, April 12-AkzoNobel 20 Group Meeting 

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Registration is open at

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About the HD Repair Forum
Created as a dedicated resource for heavy-duty repair information for shop owners, managers, estimators, appraisers, insurance personnel, manufacturers, educators, and consultants. The HD Repair Forum offers a website, a newsletter, webinars and a conference that brings all industry stakeholders together. The HD Repair conference will take place April 10-11, 2018 in Fort Worth, TX with numerous classes and panels dedicated to education and problem solving.

For advertising, sponsorship, or event information, contact the HD Repair Forum team at:
HD Repair Forum

(713) 705-1512

22136 Westheimer Parkway, Suite 509

Katy TX 77450


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