Iowa Collision Industry
The ICRA is ramping up industry education in 2019. January starts the year with an Estimating Roundtable Saturday, January 12 in Des Moines. This is an interactive day focusing on estimating procedures. This program started in Nebraska and is making a difference. The grassroots initiative is assisting shop owners and estimators to get back to the basics of “doing things right”. James Rodis with the Woodhouse Collision Center in Blair Nebraska is working with NABA President Dave Yard to bring more ’roundtables’ to our industry. They have had several in Nebraska and have started them in Kansas. The ICRA had one Estimating Roundtable last fall and the feedback we got was very good.
February: Midwest Auto Body Education Day, February 16th location TBA February Iowa Collision Industry Hill Day , ICRA Lobbyist Scott Weiser takes our industry to the State Capital!
Please look for more information from the ICRA as we fill up our 2019 Calendar.
Since its inception, the ICRA has never wavered from the promise made, and that is to educate, inform and represent the industry. With your steadfast commitment, ICRA lobbyist, Scott Weiser has been a champion for our industry and has gained our industry a respectful voice in the legislature. In 2012, the ICRA passed a law that stopped sales tax on paint and materials. A significant addition to your bottom line. Our legislative and governmental affairs are continuous. The Midwest Auto Body Trade Show brings world class education and newest technology to Iowa. It is the meeting place for the Iowa industry.
Join the ICRA and join your peers to make 2019 our ‘new’ blockbuster year.