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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.

Thursday, 03 April 2014 21:26

RDA Board Tours East Valley Institute of Technology

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The Refinish Distributors Alliance (RDA) held its February 2014 board meeting in Mesa, AZ.

Wednesday, 02 April 2014 23:37

NASTF Spring 2014 General Meeting Tackles OEM Aftermarket Topics

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The National Automotive Service Task Force (NASTF) Spring 2014 General Meeting was held in co-operation with the Automotive Service Association (ASE) Northwest Automotive Training Expo (ATE) at the Doubletree SeaTac in Seattle, WA, on March 20, 2014.

Scott Biggs is the CEO and founder of Assured Performance Network, headquartered in Irvine, CA. Assured Performance is a co-op and non-profit consumer advocacy organization that provides third-party certification for Ford, Chrysler, GM, Nissan, Enterprise, and others.

California continues to enact stricter rules on the use of chemicals, including some that are used in automotive repair. Attendees at the Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo (AAPEX) in Las Vegas heard that automotive aftermarket companies have already suffered from existing state regulations and will likely be encountering more restrictive regulations.

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