On Jan. 24, AASP/NJ board member and Reliable Automotive Equipment President Dave Gruskos presented “OEM Certifications: Not Just a Fad” to AASP/NJ members at his facility.
Toward the end of 2018, several industry professionals in New York City identified the need for a trade association dedicated to helping automotive repair businesses and professionals in the five boroughs.
On Friday, Jan. 11, the Auto Body Association of Connecticut (ABAC) presented a $10,000 donation to the Connecticut Technical Education and Career System (CTECS).
On Nov. 13, the Long Island Autobody Repairmen’s Association (LIABRA) held a general meeting at Eagle Chevrolet in Riverhead, NY. The meeting included a General Motors structural collision repair seminar.
On Nov. 13, the Auto Body Association of Connecticut (ABAC) held its quarterly meeting at Seasons in East Haven, CT.
On Nov. 14, AASP/NJ members welcomed B2B Automotive’s Michelle Nelson for an interactive presentation on marketing strategies during the association’s meeting at Innovative Solutions & Technology (ISAT) in Lincoln Park, NJ.
On Oct. 3, AASP/NJ President Jerry McNee visited John Theurer Cancer Center at Hackensack University Medical Center (HUMC) to present a $1,000 donation from the association.
On Sept. 12, the Long Island Auto Body Repairmen’s Association (LIABRA) hosted its 17th Annual Golf Outing at the Baiting Hollow Golf and Country Club in Baiting Hollow, NY.
On Sept. 27--29, the Automotive Recyclers Association of New York (ARANY) held it 57th Annual Convention and Trade Show at the Rochester Riverside Convention Center in Rochester, NY.
On Monday, Sept. 17, AASP/NJ hosted its 14th Annual Lou Scoras Memorial Golf Outing at the Colonia Country Club, attracting nearly 100 automotive industry participants.
On Sept. 4, the collision repair industry was astonished to learn that State Farm was granted preliminary approval of a $250 million settlement in lieu of facing trial in a federal class action lawsuit (Hale et. al. v. State Farm et. al.) in which the nation’s largest insurance company was accused of rigging the Illinois justice system to overturn the 1999 Avery et. al v. State Farm aftermarket parts case, which held a verdict of over $1 billion.