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Wednesday, 25 September 2019 21:32

Join ASA-FL for Inaugural Florida Foundations Training and Trade Expo

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On Nov. 9, ASA-Florida will host its inaugural Florida Foundations Training and Trade Expo at the Daytona International Speedway in Daytona, FL.

Boasting over a dozen classes, the event promises to deliver invaluable information for technicians, owners and advisors as well as an opportunity to network with industry vendors. Mary Steele, executive director for ASA-FL, encouraged collision repair and automotive repair professionals to attend: “Work smart, train smarter!”


During the event, ASA-FL will welcome Country Music Artist Colton James to kick off their Round Up program benefiting veterans, plus the Department of Labor will be in attendance to promote their Hire-a-Vet program for 2020.


A full day of training classes and vendor expo will begin on Saturday, Nov. 9 with a breakfast buffet featuring words of wisdom from a special surprise guest, and after the morning’s classes, ASA-FL President Don Stone will invite attendees to enjoy a buffet-style lunch while getting to know industry vendors and sponsors. Dinner will include a cash bar and additional opportunities to network with industry peers and vendors as well as event sponsors. Stone notes, “Since we are all one big automotive family, we shall dine together! This is where you'll meet all the VIP in our industry, and we have a special surprise for you as well.”


“Advanced Technology Vehicles: Advanced Driver Assist Systems” will be taught by CARQUEST Technical Institute Instructor Richard Falco with morning and afternoon sessions to choose from. NAPA’s “Intermittent Driveability Diagnostics” will also offer morning and afternoon options, as will “Pressure Waveform Acquisition and Analysis, From the Inside-Out,” which is being taught by CARQUEST Technical Institute’s Brandon Steckler. TJ Abrams from Jasper Engines will discuss “Light Duty Diesel Problems, Diagnostics & Tips,” and Jay Miller, author of “Turbo” will share information on “Real World High-Performance Turbocharger Systems.”


Jim Morton of Morton’s Automotive Technical Services will explore the details of General Testing procedures compared to Pinpoint Testing procedures. Kukui Corporation’s Jimmy Lea will present “You Can’t Manage What You Don’t Measure.” Michael Belluomo, technical product manager for BG, will cover “Advanced Automotive Technology: Fuel economy gains and their link to durability losses.”

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