In the afternoon, HABA held a panel discussion with Ronak, Anderson and Greg Griffith of AkzoNobel, who answered many questions from attendees about steering, labor rate suppression and other topics related to members’ businesses.
“The panel really addressed exactly what our members were asking. This session allowed people to share their thoughts and concerns directly with the panel, and I was really pleased that they asked such good questions. It could have gone on a lot longer than it did, but we only had so much time,” Kopriva said.
Larry Cernosek, legislative coordinator for HABA, then discussed the pending house bill that HABA will be lobbying for as well as the association’s Collision Day in February, for which they will go to Austin to meet with legislators. HABA will also be bringing the Seebachan and aftermarket cars with them to help them explain that they are stressing safety as a priority in 2019.
As HABA’s 2018 Fall Conference drew to a close, Kopriva wrapped things up by bringing everyone up to date on what HABA has been doing as an association, such as trying to get the motorists’ bill of rights enforced. He also provided an overview of where they are headed in 2019. HABA will hold a planning meeting in January as well as the Legislative Collision Day in February. The association also plans to do many more training sessions and seminars for technicians this upcoming year.
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