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Tuesday, 31 July 2007 17:00

NACE 2007 offers wide variety of events

Active ImageThe 25th annual International Autobody Congress & Exposition (NACE) conference program plans to deliver a comprehensive compilation of sessions, speakers and topics – addressing the needs of today’s collision repair professional. Fifty-seven conference sessions present tracks in Auto Glass, Estimating, Jobber, Management, Vehicle Repair, Women’s Professional Development (new track for 2007)...
With many state legislatures winding down for the summer or year, collision repairers are wondering what some newly-passed laws will mean for them.
Tuesday, 31 July 2007 17:00

Law raises service and storage charges

California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger has signed into law bill AB 1575 (Richardson) which increases what a repair shop may charge a finance company for services and storage. Auto repair shops occasionally are faced with the situation where the customer does not pay the repair bill.

    Most collision repair shops wouldn’t think of letting customers leave with their vehicle without paying. At Keenan Auto Body, it’s starting to happen more often – which is just fine, according to Michael LeVasseur, vice president and chief operating officer of the 7-shop company in the Philadelphia area.
    After months of classroom study and hands-on practice on motor vehicles, 100 students from across the country faced off in the nation’s largest student automotive technician competition, the annual Ford/AAA Student Auto Skills.
    The National Collision Industry Alliance is a new trade association structured to maximize member resources and use emerging technologies to provide uncompromised advocacy for the collision repair industry.