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From Feb. 28--March 3, the Midwest Auto Care Alliance (MWACA) hosted its 27th annual VISION Hi-Tech Training & Expo at the Overland Park Convention Center in Overland Park, KS.

Friday, 29 March 2019 18:26

MWACA TTEF Awards Four $1,000 Scholarships

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On March 3, the Midwest Auto Care Alliance Technicians of Tomorrow Educational Foundation (MWACA TTEF) presented four $1,000 scholarship checks to vo-tech and college students pursuing automotive careers during the VISION Celebration of Independents Awards Dinner.

On March 15, St. Louis I-CAR Committee members met at Ranken Technical College for their March meeting.

On March 13, AASP-MO’s Gateway Collision chapter held a meeting at the Post Sports Bar & Grill in Creve Coeur, MO.

Tuesday, 19 March 2019 20:00

AASP-MN Legislative Initiative Cut Short

Written by Rochelle Beckel

The AASP-MN proposal to make an insurance company refusing payment for a repair procedure that is called for by an original vehicle manufacturer an unfair claims practice was recently pulled from the House Commerce Committee agenda, effectively ending prospects for passage this legislative session.

On Feb. 20, AASP-MO hosted a meeting at AutoZone Mega Hub in Kirkwood, MO, to welcome AutoZone as its newest associate member and discuss AutoZone's partnership with the association.

On Feb. 23, the Alliance of Automotive Service Providers of Illinois (AASPI) held its 2019 Annual Meeting at the Diplomat West in Elmhurst, IL.

On Feb. 6, ASA-OH hosted an educational workshop titled “Optimize Performance Through Repair Planning (Blueprinting)” for its members. It was taught by Robb Powers, senior manager of business solutions for PPG.

Wednesday, 30 January 2019 23:54

AASP-MN’s Automotive Scholarships Are Up for Grabs

Written by Rochelle Beckel

Thanks to another successful fundraising drive within the Alliance of Automotive Service Providers of Minnesota (AASP-MN) membership, the Alliance will be awarding scholarships to select students enrolled in post-secondary automotive (auto service or collision repair) programs.

On Jan.16, the Gateway Collision Chapter of AASP-MO hosted its first meeting of 2019 at Hunter Engineering in St. Louis, MO, where Chip Hiemenz of Hunter Engineering delivered a presentation on in-house alignments and ADAS safety calibrations.

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