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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.

Tuesday, 22 January 2019 18:13

AASP-MN’s 17th Annual Race for Automotive Education Raises Over $10,000

Written by Rochelle Beckel

The Alliance of Automotive Service Providers of Minnesota (AASP-MN) held its 17th Annual Race for Automotive Education from Jan. 8--10 at ProKart Indoor Racing in Burnsville, MN.

On Dec. 12, AASP-MO held its 15th Annual Toys for Tots Christmas Toy Drive and Social at Syberg’s Dorsett.

On Nov. 27, the Kansas Auto Body Association (KABA) gathered in Wichita for an estimating roundtable.

On Nov. 14, AASP-MO’s Gateway Collision Chapter held a meeting at Automotive Technology, Inc. (ATI). The meeting kicked off its annual Toys for Tots toy drive and provided valuable information on the new R1234YF freon implementation.

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