February 27, 2017 (Pasco, WA) – The recent Collision Industry Conference (CIC) meeting in January 2017, in Palm Springs, California, was host to a presentation by the conference’s Definitions Committee, then co-Chaired by Chris Evans from State Farm Insurance and Bob Keith from Assured Performance Network. Keith has recently stepped down due to personal commitments and the committee welcomes new co-chair Barry Dorn from Dorn’s Body and Paint in his place. During the presentation, Evans and Keith covered activities planned for 2017, which include an update to the Glossary of Terms work product and possible new terms such as Opt/Alt OE Parts, Vehicle Scanning, Calibration and Welding/Fastening Terminology.
Looking forward to the next CIC in April in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, the committee will also revisit a long-time project on the work formerly known as the “Minimum Recommended Requirements for a ‘Class A’ Collision Repair Facility”, now drafted and viewable online as “Collision Industry Conference Collision Repair Provider Definition”.
The draft document can be viewed on the Definitions Committee webpage at: http://www.ciclink.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/DRAFT-2016-CIC-Repair-Provider-Definition.pdf
“The committee has put a lot of work and conference time into the discussions that have led it to this point,” commented Evans. “We hope the document draft, put forth by the committee, will be worthy of discussion and possible resolution to whether or not CIC will preserve this work product for the benefit of the industry.”
This draft work product will be discussed and voted on by the participants present at the April 2017 meeting in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Those who would like more information about the upcoming meeting can go to www.ciclink.com to view the entire schedule. The agenda for the meeting will be posted within two weeks prior for exact times.