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Wednesday, 17 July 2019 18:31

NABA Roundtable Helps Shops Understand OEM Procedures

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On Thursday, July 11, St. PJ Supply Inc. and the Nebraska Auto Body Association (NABA) hosted an estimating roundtable from 4 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. at the Seward Lied Senior Center in Seward, NE.

The event began with a new product open house at St. PJ Supply’s store on South 12th St. where refreshments were provided. The roundtable was facilitated by NABA President David Yard and NABA Vice President James Rodis.


According to NABA Board Member Rodis, “The event went great! I think attendees really appreciated the material and hopefully left with some new enthusiasm. We like having the roundtables to help shops understand some processes the OEM says must be done and that pulling procedures in today’s age is a must. I think this type of setting helps people relax and get rid of that ‘I don’t want to say anything because I don’t want to be the only one’ mentality.”


Yard added, “OE procedures are more important than ever because they give us the guideline to repair vehicles to keep our customers safe and to make sure their vehicle retains its value. They also can be used as a guideline when estimating damages. Attendees have similar challenges and the roundtable provides a forum for finding solutions. I was approached by a few attendees who were appreciative of the event and commended the association for providing value to the industry.”


The NABA said association-sponsored events are important because “We can get information out to the masses much easier. Not everyone can read every article that comes out to stay on top of information – there’s just too much,” Rodis explained.


For more information about NABA and its events, visit

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