NASTF Board Establishes Collision Repair Committee

Apr 06, 2007, 01:00 ET from National Automotive Service Task Force

    LEESBURG, Va., April 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- At its March 2007
 meeting, the National Automotive Service Task Force (NASTF) Board of
 Directors approved the formation of the NASTF Collision Repair Committee
 (CRC). The mission of the committee is to identify and report gaps
 regarding unique collision repair information, or information that is not
 already covered by the other committees. The official announcement of the
 new committee will occur at the upcoming NASTF meeting at 1:30 pm on April
 17, 2007 at the Marriott Courtyard Hotel in downtown Detroit, MI. The
 co-chairs of the new committee are Bob Keith, Car Star Collision Centers,
 and Jerry Burns, Automotive Impressions.
     "There are many common characteristics between collision repair and
 mechanical repair. In many cases, both types of repairs are needed to
 repair a vehicle after a crash. However, collision repair also involves
 many unique elements, including frame straightening, painting, welding,
 bonding and sectioning, for example," said Charlie Gorman, Chairman of
 NASTF. "The Collision Repair Committee will help ensure that NASTF is
 fulfilling its mission with respect to this important group of industry
     Gorman added, "To minimize any overlap in efforts with other committees
 the CRC will have designated liaisons with the NASTF Service Information
 Committee, Equipment & Tool Committee, Training Committee, and Vehicle
 Security Committee. Like these other committees, the CRC will be charged to
 develop a matrix to focus only on information gaps unique to collision
     NASTF was established in 2000 to identify, communicate and resolve gaps
 in the availability and accessibility of automotive service information,
 service training, diagnostic tools, and equipment for the benefit of
 automotive service professionals and their customers. NASTF was
 incorporated in 2006. Additional details can be found at
     Mary Hutchinson

SOURCE National Automotive Service Task Force