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Before any regulation goes into effect, it has to be carefully reviewed, re-written in many places, edited and tweaked before it becomes more than just text written on pieces of paper.

Tuesday, 18 October 2016 19:09

CAA Glendale/Foothill Meeting at LA Trade Tech Features Speaker from American Honda

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CAA Glendale/Foothill Chapter President, Hillel Shamam


The California Autobody Association Glendale/Foothill Chapter met on September 21 at 6pm at Los Angeles Trade Technical College (LATTC).

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Industry Consultant Ralph Defibaugh recently spoke at a meeting of the East Bay chapter of the California Autobody Association to reveal the facts behind paint material shortfalls.


Industry Consultant Ralph Defibaugh shared his knowledge gathered over 40 years in the collision repair industry recently at a meeting of the East Bay chapter of the California Autobody Association (CAA) held at the PPG Training Center in Concord, CA.

Tuesday, 13 September 2016 17:18

ASA Northwest Plans "Lights-On" Campaign This Fall

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For the 43rd year, ASA Northwest will be conducting their "Lights-On" program in support of National Car Care Month, an annual event that promotes vehicle maintenance.

Friday, 09 September 2016 18:33

ASA Northwest Sends Summer Out with a Bang

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As summer 2016 drew to a close, ASA Northwest offered two opportunities for association members to enjoy some fun and networking through their 23rd Annual Golf Tournament and their 7th Annual Family Fun Night. 

The California Autobody Association (CAA) had a hectic schedule at this year's NACE | CARS Conference and Exposition as the organization held its quarterly Board of Directors meeting and hosted two key presentations on August 11 and 12.

If you've had the same job for 50 years, or have been married for 50 years, you know it's not easy to stay on top of your game for five decades.

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On June 10-12, over 200 automotive industry professionals, speakers and vendors attended ASA-Arizona's 2016 Automotive Training and Expo (ATE) at the WeKoPa Resort and Conference Center in Fort McDowell, AZ for a weekend filled with training, networking and resources for both collision and mechanical shops.

Tuesday, 05 July 2016 20:13

ASA Northwest Enjoys 2016 Summer Retreat

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ASA Northwest Has Fun at 2016 Summer Retreat

Attendees enjoyed an evening of fun at the bowling alley during ASA Northwest's annual Summer Retreat and Management Conference on June 24.

On June 24-26, ASA Northwest held its annual Summer Retreat and Management Conference at the Shilo Inn Hotel in Ocean Shores, WA.

Matthias Kopecky, vice president of purchasing and product management at SSF Imported Auto Parts LLC, has been elected Secretary to the 2017 CAWA (California Automotive Wholesalers' Association) Board of Directors.

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