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Saturday, 15 August 2009 05:22

TIAA Austin Chapter awards Scholarship$

The Texas Independent Automotive Association Austin Chapter awarded two automotive scholarships during its monthly meeting Aug. 13, 2009 at Antonio's Tex Mex Restaurant in Round Rock, Texas.

Monday, 10 August 2009 10:16

Lemon Law Now in Effect in Arkansas

Arkansas has a new "Lemon Law," passed by the General Assembly in the 2009 session, which went into effect July 31. In Arkansas, if a consumer purchases a vehicle that has repeated, substantial problems that impair its use and cannot be fixed, that vehicle is considered a "lemon," and the consumer could be entitled to a replacement or refund, The law was amended this year to cover more vehicles.

Wednesday, 05 August 2009 02:27

TIAA August and Future Events

TEXAS AUTOMOTIVE SUMMIT 2010:

The Texas Automotive Summit is scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 23, 2010 at the San Marcos Convention Center.  It's a great event for Automotive seminars, networking and vendor interaction.  More information will be forthcoming about the event, hotel accomodations and registration for TIAA & ASA members, non members, and vendors. Be sure to set aside this date and plan to attend.

Thursday, 30 July 2009 08:06

Texas Independent Auto Assn. Tube Float

NEW BRAUNFELS, Texas – Braving several whitewater chutes and Comal River currents, members of the Texas Independent Automotive Association and their families floated together here today during the first annual Tubing in Texas trip.

Service King Collision Repair Centers, a Richardson, Texas-based operator of collision repair facilities in the Dallas-Ft. Worth Metroplex and Houston markets, has acquired D&D Collision and Callaway’s Collision Specialists, the leading collision repair service provider in Houston, Texas, with three large scale, high volume locations.

Gerdau Ameristeel Corp. is suspending production at its Sayreville, NJ steel mill and closing its rolling mill in Perth Amboy, NJ, due to lower demand for its products resulting from the downturn in the economy. The company said these actions are expected to occur gradually over the next several months. The company indicated that it would restart operations at the Sayreville facility when business conditions warrant.