Western Association News

Thursday, 11 July 2019 18:47

Speakers at Southern CAA Meeting Discuss “The New Battleground”

Written by Victoria Antonelli

Several prominent industry members took the podium on May 2 to educate the southern California Autobody Association (CAA) attendees on the importance of implementing OEM standards—the latest vehicle technology from manufacturers—and I-CAR updates that prepare technicians for the future.

On June 20-21, CAWA hosted its Summer Educational Forum and Leadership Meeting at the Kimpton Goodland Boutique Hotel in Goleta, CA.

Every year, there are a handful of state bills that are relevant to the collision repair industry.

From April 12—13, the Montana Collision Repair Association (MCRA) held its Spring Conference at the Best Western Premier Helena Great Northern Hotel in Helena, MT.


Rick Johnson, a former body shop owner who has been a leader in the collision repair industry for nearly 40 years, was named the new executive director of the California Autobody Association (CAA).

From March 22--24, ASA Northwest held its 2019 Automotive Training Expo (ATE) at the Doubletree by Hilton Hotel Seattle Airport. ATE is the largest automotive training event on the West Coast.

Wednesday, 10 April 2019 18:04

Pre-Scans & Post-Scans Are Required for All Collision-Damaged Vehicles, OEMs Say

Written by Victoria Antonelli

Two representatives from AirPro Diagnostics led the Southern California Autobody Association (CAA) meeting on Wednesday, March 20 at The Phoenix Club in Anaheim, CA.

The Idaho Auto Body Craftsman Association (IACA) kicked off March with two educational seminars.

Friday, 22 March 2019 21:56

CAA Hosts ‘Why You Should Be Scanning’ Emergency Meeting

Written by Rochelle Beckel


On March 20, the California Autobody Association hosted a meeting in Anaheim, CA, on the importance of scanning.

Wednesday, 20 March 2019 17:15

CAWA Chair Appoints Sam Rusenovich to Advisory Council

Written by Rochelle Beckel


CAWA Chair of the Board Dan Hanson, Jr. of Hanson Distributing Company recently appointed Sam Rusenovich of Brake Parts Inc., to the association’s Manufacturers Advisory Council.