Welcome to the Official Website of the Iowa Collision Repair Association!


Opportunity  awaits in this industry and the Midwest Show is bringing it to you.   

The 7th Annual Midwest Auto Body Trade Show, February 3rd and 4th welcomes the Collision Repair Industry Education Foundation Student Education Day Friday.     The mission of this foundation is to :“Support collision repair educational programs, schools, and students to create qualified, entry-level employees and connect them with an array of career opportunities.”   The Midwest Auto Body Trade Show is honored to host the Foundation and students and looks forward to meeting the future of our industry.

Join Us Free Education  – Free Trade Show   ‘but remember’  “There Is No Free Lunch      $50.00

Friday, February 3rd

              Collision Repair Education Foundation Student Education Day    

  • 1:00 – 2:30 “OE Repair Recommendations, Certifications, Proper Equipment”
  • What Is Right For You”

o   Lou DiLisio will moderate a panel of industry experts coming to Iowa.

  • 2:30 – 5:30 Lee Rush “Blue Printing -Better Cycle Time -More Profitable Estimates”
  • 6:00 – 9:00       Welcome Reception – In The Trade Show

o    Enjoy Your Industry

  • Hors-d’oeuvres~no-host bar

Saturday, February 4th   

  • 8:00 – 9:00 Greg Borst  “Nitrogen Plastic Welding Update”
  • 9:00 – 11:30 Scott Schuerman  I-CAR “Aluminum Exterior Panel and Replacement”
  • 8:00 – 9:30 Mark Claypool  Social Media “Grow Your Business the 21st Century Way”
  • 9: 45 – 11:30 Tom McGee  “What The Collision Industry Needs To Know”
  • 11:30 – 1:30 “There Is No Free Lunch” – price is $50.00
  • Meet Iowa Legislators – Learn what ICRA is doing at the Capital
  • Meet Noted Industry Journalist John Yoswick
  • “A journalist’s perspective”
  • Lee Rush “Pave Your Way To A Profitable Future”
  • 1:30- 7:00        MIDWEST AUTO BODY TRADE SHOW

o   70 Display booths

  • Product demonstrations
  • Show Specials
  • Virtual Painting
  • Door Prizes
  • Community College Refinish Contest
  • New Car Models
Iowa Collision Repair Association
P.O. Box 1577
Iowa City, IA 52244