The workshop was held at OH Auto Kolor Training Center in Columbus, OH, on Oct. 19.
According to ASA-OH Executive Director Matt Dougher, “The workshop was well-attended and very well-received. The attendees were very appreciative of the information, which will assist them with repairing today’s complex vehicles. The event met and exceeded expectations, not only in regards to the number of attendees but also the importance of the educational material covered.”
During the seminars, Montanez discussed what steps must be performed when reinstalling advanced electronic systems, repair and replacement protocols and processes for joined components, and what additional materials and products are necessary to properly repair vehicles. Covering Post-Repair Inspection (RPI) processes, Montanez explained what to inspect, what tools and equipment are needed, when to call in a forensic expert, and how to prevent a PRI issue on repairs.
ASA-OH has planned its educational and networking event agenda for the remainder of the year and into 2018.
Dougher stressed, "ASA Ohio is committed to continued education for the collision industry and believes that collision shop owners will need to continue to educate themselves and their staff to properly repair today’s complex vehicles.”
On Nov. 8, ASA-OH's Central OH Networking Event will be held at the Buckeye Restaurant. In mid-January, Chris Chesney of the CARQUEST Training Institute will present "The Future of the Automobile" at an undetermined location. Feb. 17 and 18 will feature "The Equipment Tsunami," with "Standard Operating Procedures" by Mike Anderson of Collision Advice on March 8 and 9, and Robb Powers of Automotive Refinish PPG will present "Optimizing Performance Through Repair Process Workshop" on April 17 and 18. Each of these seminars will be offered in both Columbus and Cleveland on their respective dates. In October, these same locations will see Anderson return for a "100% Vehicle Disassembly and Parts Procurement Best Practices Workshop.”
“ASA Ohio is the only organization in Ohio that solely advocates for the state’s collision repair industry. We put their best interest first and foremost. These education events are important for the educational content and also bring the industry together to promote unity and fellowship,” Dougher stated.
For more information on ASA-OH, visit www.asaohio.org.