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Midwestern Association News

Wednesday, 16 August 2017 22:40

Auto Care Careers on Campus Expands its Program with Wheaton College

Written by Rochelle Beckel

The Auto Care Association is partnering with Wheaton College in Wheaton, IL, to attract college-age students to working for the auto care industry.

The Young Auto Care Network Group (YANG) held a Regional Meet-Up on Wednesday, August 2 at the Lakeview Baseball Club, adjacent to Wrigley Stadium, in Chicago, IL. 

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The Alliance of Automotive Service Providers of Illinois (AASPI) held its 2017 Golf Outing on August 3 at the Old Orchard Country Club in Mt. Prospect, IL.

On July 10, ASA-MI held its 32nd Annual Golf Outing at the Eagle Eye Golf Course in East Lansing, MI, with 84 industry professionals in attendance. The weather was less cooperative than preferable.

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An amendment proposed for the Ohio budget legislation would exempt insurers from providing notice to customers when non-OEM parts are used in a repair. If enacted, the repair shop would be held responsible for notifying the customer. As most auto insurers’ policies require the use of non-OEM or used parts during the repair of the vehicle, this measure would place the unfair burden of enforcing the insurer’s provisos on the repairer.

Thursday, 13 July 2017 00:04

AASP-MN to Host “Night Out with the St. Paul Saints”

Written by Rochelle Beckel

The Alliance of Automotive Service Providers - Minnesota (AASP-MN) is pleased to announce it will host “A Night Out with the Saints” again this year.

 

On June 9--10, the Iowa Automotive Recyclers (IAR) hosted its Annual Summer Outing at the Coralville Marriott Hotel and Conference Center in Coralville, IA. According to Sue Schauls, Executive Director of IAR, "The Iowa Automotive Recyclers annual Summer Outing went well as usual. The IAR event draws a crowd of over 100 recyclers from 30+ salvage yards, some from out of state.”

In recent months, ASA Midwest has been busy pursuing their goal of advancing professionalism and excellence in the automotive repair industry. In June, the association held its Annual Tailgate event, after expanding its SOS program in May when they kicked off the first meeting for the Central MO chapter.

April marked the beginning of service for the 2017–18 Alliance of Automotive Service Providers of Minnesota (AASP-MN) Board of Directors.

With the start of the New Year, the Indiana Auto Body Association (IABA) was presented with a large challenge: the Association's Executive Director, Tony Passwater, resigned after 12 years in the position.

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