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Thursday, 22 August 2019 17:05

AASP-MN to Host Body Shop Session and GM Advanced Safety Systems Clinic

In response to member demand for more opportunities to connect and share knowledge and experiences with other collision members, the Alliance has two learning and networking events scheduled this fall.

Both sessions are open to anyone in the collision repair industry—membership in AASP-MN is not required.  

The first, a Body Shop Session, will be held Tuesday, Sept. 17, from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., at Grumpy’s Bar & Grill in Roseville, MN. “Collision Industry Issues & Trends: A Bird’s Eye View” will be presented by Aaron Schulenburg, executive director of the Society of Collision Repair Specialists (SCRS). Schulenberg will share information gleaned from a national-level vantage point that directly relates to opportunities and challenges faced by collision repairers. From trending topics ripped from the headlines of Repairer Driven News, victories in addressing estimating data inaccuracies and omissions through the Database Enhancement Gateway, and market-leading work by SCRS – including an overview of resources and benefits.

Attendees will hear about:


  • Notable legislation and litigation;
  • OEM procedures;
  • Protection of data;
  • ADAS and advanced technology; 
  • And more.


The cost to attend is $25 per person, which includes lunch. This event is co-sponsored by C.H.E.S.S. and Enterprise Rent-A-Car.

On Thursday, Oct. 17, AASP-MN will host “GM Advanced Safety Systems: Post Collision Service & Repair,” from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m., at EP Auto, Tire & Glass, Eden Prairie, MN. The three-hour clinic, sponsored by Suburban Chevrolet and presented by Jerry Tempel, principal tech training specialist with Raytheon Professional Services, will cover procedures to be followed while making collision repairs for the safe operation of a vehicle post-accident.

In addition, the following topics will be covered:


  • Side Blind Zone Alert;
  • Lane Departure;
  • Haptic Seats;
  • Rear Vision Camera;
  • Parking Assist; and
  • Adaptive Cruise Control.


The cost to attend this session is $40 per member and $55 for non-members and pre-registration is required.


AASP-MN will also be hosting a Mech XChange and a “Beyond Four Strokes” clinic for its automotive service members in October.

For additional information or to register for any of these sessions, contact the AASP-MN office at (612) 623-1110 or 800-852-9071 or visit www.aaspmn.org.

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