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Nationally famous for its low-priced paint jobs, Earl Scheib, Inc. ceased operations nationwide on Friday, July 16 as the company closed its doors for good in order to turn control of its company-owned stores over to individual owners.

Considered by many to be the world's top hot-rod designer, Foose credits his ferocious work ethic and passion for cars to his dad, Sam.

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The Women's Industry Network (WIN) in partnership with the national labor and employment law firm, Littler Mendelson, will launch its first employment webinar, "Demystifying Discrimination, Diversity and the Evolving Workforce," on July 27, 2010 at 1:00 p.m. central time.

The one-hour interactive program will enable members to ask questions of the presenters. The session will focus on best practices for recruiting and hiring top notch talent and navigating the 21st century workforce, with an emphasis on discrimination and harassment in the workplace, diversity in action and emerging issues in employment law.

"We are extremely proud to be working with Littler Mendelson to offer this type of educational content to our members and sponsors. We know that businesses that are enlightened about employment law issues are good for women and good for the collision industry," said Kim White, FinishMaster, who serves as WIN's Chair.

If you are not a current WIN member or sponsor and would like to participate in this webinar, go to the website at www.womensindustrynetwork.com and download the membership application.

Collision Industry Conference
Meeting Schedule and Agendas
FOR COLLISION INDUSTRY EVENT CALENDAR, CLICK HERE

Collision Industry Conference (CIC) meetings are held four or five times a year, each in a different region of the country. In January of each year, there is an additional planning meeting for the coming year that is open to everyone.

Participation in CIC is open to all individuals who share an interest in the collision industry. There are no "members" of CIC, only participants. All participants share an equal standing.

Questions or issues for discussion should be submitted in writing (preferably in advance of the meeting) for consideration to the CIC Chairperson, the chairpersons of the appropriate CIC Committees, or any member of the "New Business and Issues Committee," which is composed of past CIC chairpersons. Anti-trust Guidelines are read prior to each meeting and are strictly enforced.

Collision Industry Conference

Meeting Schedule

All room blocks are available until 45 days prior to the function at which time they are dropped. Reservations after this date are subject to non-group rates and room availability. Meeting agendas will generally be available within a month preceding meeting.

Meeting Fee of $40.00 for all Non-Gold Pin Attendees

***There is no "pre-registration" required for CIC meetings, simply check in at the door.***

For information on Gold Pin Participation click here

2010

JULY 21/22: (WEDNESDAY / THURSDAY)

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS

Hotel: Intercontinental Chicago O’Hare

Meeting held in conjunction with I-CAR Meetings.

Reservations (847-544-5300) (CIC Rate: $169.00)

 

Reception: BASF

Coffee Breaks: 1-800-Radiator & A/C, Audatex, a Solera Company; AKZO Nobel Coatings, Body Shop Business, CSi Complete, ChemSpec USA, DuPont Performance Coatings, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, LKQ Corporation, Mitchell International, PPG Industries, QRP MidWest, Symphony Advisors / The Romans Group, United Recyclers Group

 

NOVEMBER 3: (WEDNESDAY)

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA

Meeting held at: Las Vegas Hilton Hotel

General Meeting held prior to SEMA
Reservations will be made through a SEMA housing block - CLICK HERE
(Lodging, show registration and education enrollment are available at this site)

 

(NOTE: All meetings held at the Las Vegas Hilton)

 

Reception: Open

Meeting Space Sponsored by: SEMA

Coffee Breaks: 1-800-Radiator & A/C, Audatex, a Solera Company; AKZO Nobel Coatings, Body Shop Business, CSi Complete, ChemSpec USA, DuPont Performance Coatings, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, LKQ Corporation, Mitchell International, PPG Industries, QRP MidWest, Symphony Advisors / The Romans Group, United Recyclers Group

 

 

2011

JANUARY 12/13/14 (WEDNESDAY/THURSDAY/FRIDAY)
PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA
Meeting held at: Hilton Palm Springs

Planning Session Meeting
Reservations: 1-800-522-6900 (CIC Rate: $155.00)

Reception: CCC Information Services

Lunch: The Hertz Corporation

Coffee Breaks: CSi Complete

 

MARCH 17 (THURSDAY)
MEADOWLANDS (NEWARK), NEW JERSEY
Meeting held at: Crowne Plaza Meadowlands

General Meeting
Reservations: 1-201-348-6900 (CIC Rate: $159.00)

Reception: Open

Meetings Space: Society of Collision Repair Specialists

Coffee Breaks: 1-800-Radiator & A/C, Audatex, a Solera Company; AKZO Nobel Coatings, Body Shop Business, CSi Complete, ChemSpec USA, DuPont Performance Coatings, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, LKQ Corporation, Mitchell International, PPG Industries, QRP MidWest, Symphony Advisors / The Romans Group, United Recyclers Group

 

 

Chrysler has issued a recall for about 22,000 vehicles due to a problem with hydraulic brake tubes on certain 2010 models.

The recall affects the 2010 Ram 1500, Dodge Nitro, Jeep Liberty and Jeep Wrangler. These vehicles could have hydraulic braking problems that could lead to a loss of brake fluid and reduced braking performance, increasing the possibility of a crash.

The recall is expected to begin sometime in August. Dealers will inspect and replace the brake tubes for free. Owners may contact Chrysler at 800-853-1403 or the National Traffic Safety Administration’s hot line at 1-800-327-4236.

The National Conference of Insurance Legislators (NCOIL) Property-Casualty Insurance Committee took no final action on its proposed Motor Vehicle Crash Parts and Repair Model Act today at the NCOIL summer meeting in Boston. The committee will continue discussing the Model Act at its annual meeting this fall in Austin, Texas.

ASA opposes the NCOIL Motor Vehicle Crash Parts and Repair Model Act because of concerns about the provisions regarding aftermarket part certification, the lack of a written consent process for the use of replacement crash parts by consumers, and the equating of certified parts to original equipment manufacturer (OEM) parts.