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Thursday, 24 October 2013 21:58

AASP-IL Opposes State Farm Sand/Buff Policy

Written by AASPI

The Alliance of Automotive Service Providers of Illinois (AASPI) released a statement declaring its opposition to State Farm Insurance’s new "verbally imposed" policy regarding reimbursement of “wet sand and buff” procedures.

Saturday, 28 September 2013 19:08

AASPI Officially Denounces PartsTrader in Support of MSCRA Lawsuit

Written by AASPI

The Alliance of Automotive Service Providers of Illinois (AASPI) Board of Directors has released a statement officially denouncing PartsTrader and supporting the efforts of the Mississippi Collision Repair Association (MSCRA) in their lawsuit against State Farm to halt the insurer from requiring that shops in Mississippi use PartsTrader.

Tuesday, 24 September 2013 20:24

Indiana Autobody Association Expresses Support for SCRS Position Statement

Written by IABA Staff

The Indiana Autobody Association (IABA) has announced its full support of the Society of Collision Repair Specialists' (SCRS) recent position statement on insurer mandates.

After a four-year effort by AASP-MN, on May 23, Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton signed the 2013 Tax Bill which included legislation advanced by the Alliance of Automotive Service Providers, Minnesota (AASP-MN). The legislation changes the point of imposition of sales tax on auto repair paint and materials from the wholesale to the retail level. It will become effective on July 1, 2013.

Wednesday, 22 May 2013 18:36

IABA Invites Ray Gunder to Hit the Road in Indiana

Written by staff

Ray Gunder has been invited by the Indiana Auto Body Association to share his legal journey with the state’s collision repairers.

Sue Allor, board member with the Northern Michigan Body Shop Association, recently announced big news to her group: legislation the association has been working on for the past two years was introduced in the Michigan House of Representatives on April 30.

Monday, 06 May 2013 16:54

AASP-MN Awards $17,000 in Scholarships

Written by staff

The Alliance of Automotive Service Providers of Minnesota (AASP-MN) awarded $17,000 in scholarships to help post-secondary automotive students pay for tuition during the 2013-2014 school year.

Wednesday, 01 May 2013 21:37

AASP-MN Annual Meeting & Convention Fuels Industry’s Fire

Written by AASP MN staff

AASP-MN held its Annual Meeting & Convention at the Crowne Plaza Minneapolis West in Plymouth on April 11-12. During the two days, over 250 area shop owners, vendors, presenters and industry supporters gathered for the event. 

Wednesday, 24 April 2013 20:49

AASP-MN Names New Board of Directors

Written by staff

April marks the beginning of service for the 2013–2014 Alliance of Automotive Service Providers of Minnesota (AASP-MN) Board of Directors.

Wednesday, 24 April 2013 20:37

ASA Michigan Wants Action on SB 249

Written by staff

ASA Michigan is asking its members to take action regarding Senate Bill 249 to update aftermarket parts language.

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