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As AASP-MN continues to promote the passage of legislation that would require insurers to pay for OEM-mandated repair procedures, the association invited Representative Ruth Richardson (DFL – Mendota Heights, MN), who authored the bill in the House, to a recent meeting which was held at Heppner’s Auto Body in Inver Grove Heights, MN.

Thursday, 19 September 2019 14:20

AASP-MN to Host “Beyond the Four Strokes” Seminar

Written by Alexis Wilson

On Wednesday, Oct. 16, AASP-MN will host “Beyond the Four Strokes: What Do You Do When Nothing You See is Wrong, but Something is Broken?” from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m., at EP Auto, Tire & Glass, Eden Prairie, MN.

On the evening of Wednesday, Sept. 11, the Gateway Collision Chapter of AASP-MO held its first meeting after summer break at Syberg’s Dorsett in Maryland Heights, MO, sponsored by Mitchell International, Mid-Nite Auto Parts, Chapman & Hogan Insurance, and United Fire Group (UFG).

Tuesday, 17 September 2019 15:23

Christy Jones Honored as NAWBO Iowa 2019 Business Owner of the Year

Written by Alexis Wilson

R Jones Collision 1 owner, Christy Jones, has been honored with the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) "Business Owner of the Year" award.

Friday, 06 September 2019 15:51

KABA's July Event Focuses on Safe Repairs

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On July 27, the Kansas Auto Body Association (KABA) hosted a full-day educational event for collision repair industry professionals at Thirsty’s Brew Pub and Grill in Hays, KS.

In August, the Indiana Auto Body Association (IABA) hosted its quarterly meeting with over 100 attendees.

On Aug. 21, Women in Automotive and Collision (WAC) held its monthly meeting at Firestone Complete Auto Care in St. Louis.

Friday, 30 August 2019 18:19

Big Success at ICRA 2019 Golf Tournament

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On Aug. 15, the Iowa Collision Repair Association (ICRA) hosted its 2019 Golf Tournament at Riverside Casino and Golf in Riverside, Iowa. According to ICRA Executive Director Janet Chaney, “The tournament was a big success, and over 65 collision repair professionals joined in the fun.”

The Wisconsin Automobile and Truck Dealers Association (WATDA) has been awarding scholarships to help address the automotive and collision repair industry shortage since 1991, and this summer, the group awarded its 2000th scholarship to collision repair student Brendan Franch, in partnership with the Wisconsin Auto Collision Technicians Association Ltd (WACTAL).

On Aug. 1, AASPI hosted its 2019 golf outing at Old Orchard Country Club in Mount Prospect, IL.

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