We’ve received a wonderful batch of photos related to the collision repair and auto refinishing competitions at the Louisville, Ky., SkillsUSA Nationals, and we thought it’d be…
We’re at the Collision Industry Conference today in Las Vegas for the first day of the two-day event, and we’re going to help repairers who aren’t there or attending other SEMA Show events keep up with the action.
The event begins at 8 a.m. with Chairman Randy Stabler’s opening remarks, which CIC says involve “Removing waste and sharing in the savings.”
The Definitions Committee, which has at past CICs talked about a new benchmark for Class A shops, will discuss “A new standard” from 8:15 a.m. to 9 a.m. Early buzz is that this could be a good — and possibly controversial one — to check out.
That will follow an environmental compliance/sustainability discussion at 9 a.m. and a paint manufacturer panel talking about “The Future of OEM paint finishes in the aftermarket,” next from 9:15-9:50 a.m.
Gene Lopez will discuss the “learning culture” concept at 10:30 a.m. for the Education Committee, and the Governmental Committee will follow at 11:30 a.m. Day 1 will end with an 11:45 a.m. open mic session, which should make for some good Twitter fodder.
Starting at 8 a.m., check here for a real-time feed of what’s happening at the COBO Center. Join in the conversation with #CICVegas or follow us on Twitter with @repairerdriven.
Randy Stabler, chairman of the Collision Industry Conference, speaks Nov. 3, 2015, in Las Vegas. (John Huetter/Repairer Driven News)