Western Association News


The California Autobody Association (CAA) said good-bye to its executive director, David McClune, at the beginning of the year so he could focus on his health and family after 17 years of service.

On August 8, ASA Northwest held its 25th Annual Golf Tournament at the Eagles Pride Golf Course in Tacoma, WA.


On August 6, the Spokane Chapter of ASA Northwest participated in the Washington Association Career Technical Education (WACTE) Conference at the Davenport Grand Hotel in Spokane, WA.

Tuesday, 24 July 2018 15:40

CAWA Scholarship Program Awards Evolve Scan Tool to Christina Schneider

Written by Rochelle Beckel


OTC and O’Reilly Auto Parts have enhanced CAWA’s 2018 scholarship program by awarding the highest-ranking student seeking a career as an automotive technician an Evolve scan tool. 

Program Representative II Mark Guess, who works for the Field Operations and Enforcement Division at the Bureau of Automotive Repair (BAR), made a two-part presentation to the members of the East Bay chapter of the California Autobody Association (EB-CAA) on June 16 at Back 40 Texas BBQ in Pleasant Hill, CA. 

ASA Northwest members gathered from June 21--24 at the Red Lion Hanford House in Richland, WA, for the association’s 2018 Semi-Annual Summer Retreat and Management Conference. 

Tuesday, 03 July 2018 16:04

CAWA Elects Michael Rukov of RepWorks Marketing as 2019 Secretary

Written by Rochelle Beckel


At its June leadership meeting, the CAWA Board of Directors elected Michael Rukov of RepWorks Marketing as its 2019 Secretary to the Board of Directors.

Thursday, 31 May 2018 20:39

CAWA Announces 2018 Scholarship Winners

Written by Rochelle Beckel


CAWA, representing the automotive parts industry, is pleased to announce the recipients of its 2018 scholarship awards. 

On May 9, the Spokane Chapter of ASA Northwest held its third annual Celebration of Excellence Awards Ceremony at Spokane Community College in Spokane, WA.

Every year, the California Autobody Association co-hosts CAA/ASCCA/Joint Automotive Aftermarket Industry Legislative Day as automotive repair industry members in the Golden State convene at the Capitol in Sacramento to let their voices be heard.