Letter To The Industry
The Iowa Collision Repair Association continues to represent and support the best interests of the Iowa collision industry. The work that is always going on, sometimes behind the scenes, by this association has a positive impact for every collision repairer in the state. Thank you for those that continue to be members and support these important efforts. The industry needs your support. With the consistent efforts of our hard working Board of Directors, the ICRA will continue to bring these benefits to you: *Ongoing legislative representation * Meetings with the Iowa Department of Insurance * Meetings with the Iowa Attorney General * Midwest Auto Body Trade Show and Education Days * Meetings and Educational Seminars * Estimating Roundtables and the place where you will interact, create meaningful and lasting relationships and be an integral part of your collision repair community.
2019 will be an important year. This is a group dedicated to your success. If you have questions and want to participate more with the ICRA, please call Janet Chaney 480-720-2565. Your feedback and participation is very important.
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Hello Midwest – PLEASE PARTICIPATE IN COLLISION WEEK’S 2018 LABOR STUDY
As we all know data is a very important tool for our trade. Collision Week has asked us to participate in their 2018 Labor Rate Study. All respondents can opt-in to receive a free copy of the research when it is completed. At the request of many collision repair facility readers who desire to better understand how collision repair facilities are charging for non-structural and structural repairs on vehicles with aluminum components, we have again included a section asking detailed questions about aluminum charges.
The link to the online survey is:
Last year’s report is available at:
This is important. Please participate in this survey.
“Well the day has finally come. After pushing the owner of the dealership I work at to do the right thing, buy the right tools, and take the right stance, he has decided that instead of heeding my advice he’d rather bring someone else in that will cobble, chop, and bend over.
Not sure what the future holds yet but I know for me it’s onward and upward and for them the day will come when they wish they would have listened.”
Wow, this is a post from one of the many industry facebook pages that are buzzing around our peers. It is a bittersweet message. This person’s name will stay anonymous, however, he is to be admired and we hope he continues to climb that ladder towards the ‘right thing’.
For those of you working hard to do the right thing, we applaud you as industry leaders. At the Midwest Auto Body Trade Show, we talked about the complexity of our future and the innovation and determination it is going to take to prevail. Mark Olson, Vehicle Collision Experts, presentation at the Midwest asked everyone to focus on ’10 Step Process’ and the ‘Canary In The Coal Mine’.
Here is the link to Mark Olson’s presentation that he is generously sharing with the Midwest Collision Industry. If we generate enough interest we will bring Mark back to Iowa this summer for a full day of education.
Please stay in touch with the ICRA , email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mark Olson Presentation – 10 Things