Gilded Guidelines: CIC approves new ‘golden rule’ concerning data rights

Cleveland, Ohio — The U.S.-based Collision Industry Conference has decided on a new “golden rule” by which the organization will operate following the organization’s meeting on Thursday. The rule aims to help collision repairers and other third-party sources get better access to data from application providers. The rule states, “Application providers should allow end-users unfettered […]

Back to Reality: CIC April meeting to be in-person/virtual hybrid

Pheonix, Arizona — The Collision Industry Conference (CIC) will be hosting its first in-person meeting in more than a year this April 20 and 21, though attendees do have the option of registering for the sessions virtually. The CIC said the April meeting would discuss supplemental restraint system inspections, calibrations and electric vehicles. “The agenda […]

The CIC wants answers

By CRM staff Toronto, Ontario — November 22, 2018 — The Collision Industry Conference (CIC) has released a survey seeking answers to some of the important issues that exist within the industry. The CIC chairman of 2019-2020, Jeff Peevy, presented this survey to gather feedback to present at the upcoming CIC planning meeting that will be […]

Haiti ARISE closing in on trade school goal

Tom Bissonnette of Parr Auto Body and former Chairman of CCIF (centre) with Marc and Lisa Honorat, founders of Haiti ARISE. The organization is raising funds to add collision repair training to the skills offered at the Haiti ARISE Technical & Professional School.

Calgary, Alberta — September 28, 2016 — The collision repair industry can be a great place to make a career. Thanks in part to the efforts of Canadian repairers, citizens of Haiti are closer than ever before to having a school where they can learn and develop their autobody repair skills. Haiti ARISE partnered with […]

CIC needs diversity of voices, more action, according to committee

Chris Brandl (standing) and Guy Barness are committee leaders with CIC. Brandl says CIC should depart from 'granular topics' and discuss challenges likely to cause industry disruptions. Photo by John Huetter/Repairer Driven News.

By Mike Davey Palm Springs, California — January 15, 2015 — More voices are needed in the Collision Industry Conference (CIC), according to one of the organization’s committees. The CIC is a US-based forum made up of participants from all industry segments. It can be viewed as somewhat analogous to the Canadian Collision Industry Forum […]

Buy a brick and support Haiti Arise at NACE

Buy a brick and support Haiti Arise at NACE

Toronto, Ontario — July 9, 2015 — Buy a brick, and you can change someone’s life. The Canadian Collision Industry Forum (CCIF) and the Collision Industry Council (CIC) are selling bricks at NACE to support Haiti Arise Technical School.  The organizations are working together on this important charitable project. Buy a brick at the CCIF […]