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Repair standards unite associations

The associations representing collision repairers may not agree on what trade show should be the focal point for the industry, but they reached common ground on developing repair standards.

Aaron Schulenburg, executive director of the Society of Collision Repair Specialists; Ron Pyle, Automotive Service Association president; and Nick Kostakis, past president of the national Alliance of Automotive Service Providers (AASP) presented a united front at the Collision Industry Conference meeting Nov. 2 in Las Vegas.

The three industry leaders stood before the CIC meeting during the open microphone session and announced that they signed a joint statement officially recognizing OEM vehicle manufacturer published repair procedures as the industry’s repair standards. They were joined on stage by Scott Biggs of Assured Performance Network, who also supports this initiative.

They said that the standards, where they exist, will be the basis for the establishment of training, testing, repair practices, and documentations. They also recognized that repair standards don’t exist for all vehicles, and asked I-CAR to identify gaps in existing OEM procedures and develop processes to close gaps, vet industry proposed alternatives, modifications, and additions to OEM procedures.

It was good to see the three associations united in purpose. ASA sponsors the NACE trade show and SCRS has thrown its weight behind the SEMA show. This split makes most repairers and exhibitors choose the show they want to support because of the cost of attending and time away from their business.

The announcement came one day before CIC’s Repair Standards Advisory Committee presentation to CIC. Here’s a link to the article, which includes the associations' entire statement.

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  • All these associations should get behind NACE, this is the show strictly for the collision repair industry, SEMA is too big and very little is addressed to collision repair

    tommy1011, 3 years ago | Flag

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