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Tuesday, 18 June 2019 15:00

KABA Hosts Mark Olson of VECO Experts

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State Rep. Bill Sutton and Mark Olson of VECO Experts stand in front of attendees the morning of KABA’s educational seminar. State Rep. Bill Sutton and Mark Olson of VECO Experts stand in front of attendees the morning of KABA’s educational seminar. KABA

On May 18, the Kansas Auto Body Association (KABA), along with Color Vision and the Kansas City Kansas Community College (KCKCC), hosted VECO ExpertsMark Olson for an educational seminar at KCKCC.

The event began at 9 a.m. and concluded at 5 p.m.; a continental breakfast was provided for attendees before the seminar.

 

“The seminar went really well,” said KABA Vice President, Tony Adams. “Mark focused on correct repairs and OEM procedures, plus he taught us the ten steps to a bulletproof file. We also had State Representative Bill Sutton attend part of the event. He said he was amazed by what he heard—people don’t know what they don’t know.”

 

Nearly 50 collision repair professionals attended Olson’s presentation and everyone had positive feedback about everything they learned.

 

“Attendees appreciated the information that Mark taught,” Adams said. “One attendee joined KABA that day because he saw the value that KABA offers.”

 

The goal of this educational seminar was to provide value to members and to the industry as a whole. The association said it’s imperative for repairers to have as much knowledge as possible in order to properly restore vehicles to their pre-accident condition. The events were held all over the state to ensure everyone had a chance to attend.

 

Association-sponsored events are important because they allow members to understand something new about the industry, Adams said.

 

“With technological advances constantly being introduced, you’re in trouble if you don’t know the right way to do things,” Adams said. “KABA hopes to raise awareness for the proper repair of vehicles which enhances the safety of the consumer.”

 

For more information on KABA and its upcoming events, visit kansasaba.com.