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Friday, 04 May 2018 15:51

ASA-OH Hosts Successful Educational Event

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On April 19, ASA-OH held a successful educational event called Equipment Tsunami. 

According to ASA-OH Executive Director Matt Dougher, “The event went well, and attendees walked away with some great information on the latest technology with equipment and tools that will make their business more efficient and profitable. The information was very valuable to the shop owners because attendees learned about the future of the equipment and tools that they will need to use to be successful and profitable.”

Bosch’s Steve Zak provided information about Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS), explaining the importance of following proper procedures when repairing these systems. Tom McGee demonstrated Spanesi’s new state-of-the-art measuring system, which was designed to improve efficiency and ensure a proper repair to OEM specifications.

Mike Hoeneise of Car-O-Liner delivered information about the latest welding and riveting equipment for properly welding the many different materials used to construct today’s vehicles. 3M shared information about its CLAMP program, which provides documentation to help shops collect payment from insurance companies for the supplies and materials used during the repair process. Finally, BASF demonstrated its Glasurit UV primer, which cures extremely quickly using a portable UV curing light, allowing repairers to begin sanding in less than a minute. 

Dougher shared, “The purpose of the event was to give shop owners a glimpse into the future of the equipment and tools needed to repair the automobile of today and the future. The collision industry is changing and becoming so complex. Association events like this are so very important to keep shop owners on the cutting edge of the industry.” 

For more information on ASA-OH and its events, visit