The Repair Standards Advisory Committee, formed by the
Collision Industry Conference (CIC) to assess the appetite for standards in the
U.S. collision repair industry, announced that it has concluded the
industry research phase of the feasibility study for standards. The Advisory
Committee will present an overview of its work, including the
next steps necessary to complete the study, at the CIC meeting to be held at the Las Vegan Hilton Nov. 2-3.
"The industry support for this feasibility study has
been very strong," said Michael Quinn, chair of CIC and co-chair of the Repair Standards Advisory Committee. "The
CIC has had a long history of promoting new ideas and supporting the
advancement of the collective collision industry. The work on the feasibility
study for establishing repair standards is the latest in a long line of
accomplishments for the conference."
The committee will present its update on the second day
of the CIC meeting in Las Vegas. The group is working to analyze the research
and incorporate the input into a comprehensive report to be delivered to the
conference in early 2012.
In addition to the report from the Repair Standards
Advisory Committee, a full slate of presentations from CIC committees is
planned from 8 a.m.-noon on Nov. 2 and continuing on Nov. 3.
The group has already received commitments for more than
$41,000 of the $60,000 needed to complete the business case this year.
As of Oct. 24, sponsorship commitments totaling
approximately $41,750 have been received from:
911 Collision Centers
AAA Northern California, Nevada & Utah Insurance
ABRA Auto Body & Glass
Anaheim Hills Auto Body
Anderson Behel Body Shop
Audatex, a Solera Company
Auto Collision Solutions
Chilton Auto Body
Collision Plus Auto Body Repair Centers
Craftsman Auto Body
DuPont Performance Coatings
Greg’s Collision Centers
Gustafson Bros. Auto Body
G.W. and Son Auto Body
Keenan Auto Body
Kirmac Collision & Autoglass
Marcos Auto Body
Marina Auto Body
Masters Collision Centers
Mayfield Collision Centers
McDonald Auto Body
North State Custom
Oakland Auto Body
State Farm Insurance
Sponsorship checks should be made payable to: Quandec
Corporation CIC Repair Standards Fund, PO BOX 538, Tannersville, PA 18372.
Individuals or businesses who have any questions or are interested in sponsoring the effort can contact
Fundraising/Marketing Sub-Committee Chair Dale Delmege ([email protected]), Vice-Chair Joe Skurka ([email protected]), Russell Thrall ([email protected])
or CIC Chair Mike Quinn ([email protected]).