Industry Veteran Calls for Greater Action at CIC
Nov. 14, 2016—Longtime New Jersey shop owner and AASP/NJ hall of famer Joe Lubrano of J&E Auto Body (Clark, NJ) recently voiced his concern over the future direction of the Collision Industry Conference, and encouraged greater action from the forum’s participants.
Lubrano noted a steady decline in the number of industry members attending CIC’s quarterly meetings across the country.
“When CIC was first put together,” Lubrano said recently, according to an AASP press release, “people came there because there was hope. When they saw there was nothing but talk, hope led to despair and they just basically faded away.”
Lubrano suggested that the group return to focusing on past topics of discussion, such as the rekeying of insurance estimates. Additionally, he pointed to body materials reimbursement as a topic of value that CIC could address for the benefit of the industry.