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Western Association News

The Auto Body Association of Texas (ABAT) has been working to expand its reach within the state by adding chapters.

On the evening of Sunday, Nov. 3, the California Automotive Wholesalers Association (CAWA) will host its Annual Meeting at Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas during AAPEX and SEMA.

Tuesday, 03 September 2019 09:01

CREF Partners With MCRA to Support State’s Lone School Program

Written by Alexis Wilson

The Collision Repair Education Foundation (CREF) is partnering with the Montana Collision Repair Association (MCRA) to support the state’s lone collision repair training program.

On Aug. 21, ASA Northwest held its 26th Annual Golf Tournament at Eagles Pride Golf Course in Tacoma, WA.

On Wednesday, July 31, ASA Northwest hosted its 10th Annual Family Fun Night at Cheney Stadium in Tacoma, WA.

Monday, 05 August 2019 14:05

CAA Regrets to Announce the Passing of Past President Warwick Bryan

Written by Alexis Wilson

Warwick Bryan, owner of Precision CARSTAR located in Palmdale, CA, passed away on July 24th.

Tiffany Silva is a second-generation shop owner whose father Ed Cichon opened Accurate Auto Body in Richmond, CA, 36 years ago.

On June 27-30, ASA Northwest held its 2019 Summer Retreat and Management Conference at the Clearwater Resort in Suquamish, WA, with nearly 80 industry professionals in attendance.

Thursday, 11 July 2019 11:47

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.