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Monday, 07 December 2020 23:43

Collision Repair Industry Associations Make 2021 New Year's Resolutions

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...associations as the calendar flips to 2021.


Executive Director Lucky Papageorg hopes to see AASP/MA “steadily grow our association's membership numbers. In doing so, we will strengthen the voice of every shop, large or small, and provide the information and educational tools to assist them in being successful in the future.”


“The sky is the limit in 2021!" said James Rodis, vice chair of NABA. "We hope to grow the association and get some legislation passed, as well as help provide members with easy access to education and continue to push for safe and proper repairs.”


“The other part of ‘adaptable’ [for ASA] is responding to the rapid changes happening with the manufacturers and the information we are receiving in Washington, D.C., as the administration changes,” Fisher said. “We know that the new administration is intent on stimulating EV sales and delivering alternative fueled vehicles. We have a representative that is involved in many coalition partnerships to ensure we are at the forefront, take part in the discussions, and that we help the industry with those changes through these relationships.”


Associations also plan to continue progressing the initiatives previously undertaken.


CIECA’s New Year’s Resolution for 2021 is to continue developing and promoting data integration standards that will be relevant in the future,” CIECA Executive Director Paul Barry said. “Through our volunteer committees, CIECA members and the industry work together to ensure the organization remains a neutral forum where uniform electronic standards and guidelines are created that allow all segments of the collision industry to be more efficient.”


“Apart from maintaining our active COVID response, the association will focus on growing public and industry recognition of its trademarked Recycled Original Equipment (ROE) as a way to accurately identify the parts that our members sell," said Sandy Blalock, executive director of ARA. "ROE parts are originally from the manufacturer, and ARA is working on several public awareness and branding campaigns---including a reality TV show, 'Totaled Treasures'---to showcase the truly positive impact that this industry has around the world.”


Referencing members’ anecdotes about increased difficulties with insurance carriers, Schulenburg noted, “Now, more than ever, it is critical to...

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