Tuesday, 01 March 2016 21:22

February ASA Midwest Chapter Meetings Highlight Important Issues for Body Shops


ASA Midwest Springfield February Chapter Meeting Training on Hiring for Keeps

It was a full house at Pasta Express in Springfield, Missouri on Tuesday, February 9 when the ASA Midwest Springfield chapter held its monthly training class. Mike Davison from Parkway Auto Services taught a live training via webcast on Hiring for Keeps. Davison described how to accurately evaluate two key attributes of every superstar: their attitude and their self-initiative. Dustin Atwood, president of the ASA-Midwest Springfield chapter, stated, “To sum up the training would be - take time to find the right people and the rest will take care of itself. The discussion and interaction between Mike and all the attendees was really positive. This is another great and successful training event for ASA-Midwest Springfield chapter.”

ASA Midwest Wichita February Meeting Focused on Hidden Maintenance Sales

On Tuesday, February 9, Wichita High School North opened its doors to host an ASA Midwest Wichita chapter training event. Jeremy O’Neal, owner of AdvisorFix, presented a live webcast training called Treasure Hunt. O’Neal taught attendees how to build and sell hidden profitable maintenance sales for the next generation of vehicles. “This training was just what we needed. It was informative, and brought up items that have been forgotten about and a great reminder of what we are not charging for our services and should be. We had a great turn out for this class,” stated Mark Guerrero, ASA-Midwest Wichita chapter president.

ASA Midwest St. Louis Chapter Presented Hands-On Alignment Training

Hunter Engineering opened its doors on Tuesday, February 9 to host an ASA-Midwest St. Louis chapter training event. Doug Felt, Hunter Engineering’s training manager, addressed many topics including how to perform a proper pre-alignment vehicle inspection, a description of alignment angles and how they affect tire wear and vehicle handling. NAPA provided food for the event.

OSHA Updates During ASA Midwest Northwest Arkansas Chapter Meeting

On Tuesday, February 9, the Northwest Arkansas chapter Meeting met at AQ Chick House for an Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) update. Monty Cole, U.S. Department of Labor, presented OSHA updates. Doug Vlastuin, ASA-Midwest Northwest Arkansas secretary, stated, “Monty Cole did a great job. We learned a lot about what OSHA expects if they would do an inspection of our facilities. Also, how much it could cost us in fines if they found certain things wrong. The food and fellowship was great. Overall it was a great meeting.”