In a recent effort to revive some of their rural chapters, the State Board of the Automotive Service Association of Arizona (ASA-AZ) planned a series of meetings entitled “Management Training Road Show,” to be rotated within Prescott, Yuma, Mohave County and Verde Valley. The series debuted in Prescott on Saturday, September 20.
The Society of Collision Repair Specialists (SCRS) is pleased to announce the affiliation of the Auto Body Association of Texas (ABAT), a brand new association dedicated to levelling the playing field for collision repairers across the state.
During the weekend of September 12, 2014, the Phoenix Chapter Board of ASA-AZ met in Prescott to discuss and establish plans for the upcoming year. Though the Board has been working over the past year to schedule speakers and training for their membership, a consistent schedule has yet to be established.
“The Board’s goal was to create a calendar of activities that will service the entire Phoenix Metro area,” says Luz Rubio, Executive Director of ASA-AZ.
The sixth largest geographic state in the nation is home to over 6.5 million citizens and over 6.8 million registered vehicles. With a major population and such busy roadways, it is no surprise that there is an overwhelming number of collision and mechanical repair facilities scattered throughout the state, and all those independent businesses need a collective voice. That’s where the Automotive Service Association of Arizona (ASA-AZ) comes in!
As the collision industry demographic shifts to younger owners, people like Cory Stanger, 30, represent a new breed while assuming important leadership roles in their respective states and on the national stage.
Stanger is the general manager at Alpine Auto Body in Salt Lake City, UT and the current President of the Utah Auto Body Association (UABA). His father Don started the shop the same year Cory was born and today runs the shops’ day-to-day operations.
The CAA San Diego Chapter held its 19th Annual Golf Tournament Saturday, June 7th at Twin Oaks Golf Course in San Marcos. The event was a great success with over 80 players, 9 “Event Sponsors” and 2 “Hole Sponsors.” The weather was, as usual, perfect.
As the California Legislature comes to the middle of its legislative session, CAWA’s Legislative team reports the status of three legislative proposals impacting the automotive aftermarket industry and CAWA members specifically.
CAWA is currently tracking approximately 40 legislative proposals that could have an impact on the aftermarket industry, however the following bills have been the main priority of the association and its government affairs team.
Francesco’s Italian Restaurant in Oakland, CA was the place to be on May 20, especially if you were a member of the East Bay Chapter of the California Autobody Association (EB-CAA).
The California Automotive Wholesalers' Association (CAWA) Board of Directors voted to oppose the Nevada Margin Tax that will appear on the 2014 General Election ballot November 4, 2014.
Chairman Ron Aparicio of MOTUL USA has appointed Larry Pavey of Federated Auto Parts and Mike Mohler of the National Pronto Association to the California Automotive Wholesalers' Association (CAWA) board of directors, effective immediately.
Every year, automotive repairers from all over California converge on the capitol in Sacramento, CA. It’s not anything close to the Million Man March, but it surely is important to the thousands of people who work for body shops or mechanical repair facilities throughout the Golden State. At the Automotive Service Councils of California (ASCCA) and California Autobody Association (CAA) Joint Legislative Day on April 30, 2014, 100 automotive repair professionals from all over the state came together to take on the powers-that-be and provide feedback about proposed legislation that could potentially impact their businesses.
At the California, Nevada, and Arizona Automotive Wholesalers Association (CAWA) Public Affairs Committee meeting in early April 2014, CAWA officially took a neutral position on Senate Bill (SB) 994 by Senator Bill Monning.
On March 8, 2014, the Utah Auto Body Association (UABA) hosted the “Maximizing Employee Potential: Leadership and Coaching Employees Performance Workshop,” presented by Norman Rose of Excel Sales Consulting at the Salt Lake Community College Miller Campus in Sandy, UT.
The Refinish Distributors Alliance (RDA) held its February 2014 board meeting in Mesa, AZ.