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.
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).
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.
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.
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).
Recently, the Wisconsin Auto Collision Technicians Association (WACTAL) met with Wisconsin Insurance Commissioner Mark Afable to discuss some of their members’ concerns about issues impacting collision repair facilities.
The Nebraska Auto Body Association (NABA) is dedicated to providing information that members need in order to become more successful in their collision repair businesses.
AASP-MN’s Governmental and Regulating Affairs and Collision Advisory Committees recently met to lay out a game plan for the 2020 legislative session which begins Feb. 11, 2020.