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.
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.
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.
CAWA chairman of the board Greg Livingston of All Trade Tools has appointed Kent Van Oort of Federal-Mogul Motorparts to the Association’s Manufacturers’ Advisory Council (MAC).
The new State President for CAA Ted Stein (left) is pictured here with Alan Mulally, the former CEO of Ford Motor Co.
The Idaho Autobody Craftsman Association (IACA) held a workshop in Boise, ID on Monday, April 4.
During the weekend of March 18-20, ASA Northwest produced their 2016 Automotive Training Expo (ATE) at the Doubletree Hilton Seattle Airport. Some of North America's best management and technical trainers presented 60 classes for mechanical, collision and service industry professionals.
The California Department of Insurance (CA DOI) recently proposed regulations that would clarify and require insurers that conduct auto body labor rate surveys to perform them in a fair, reasonable and accurate manner. These regulations will also clarify and strengthen existing anti-steering laws, according to the CA DOI.
Every year, the California Autobody Association co-hosts its ASCCA/CAA Joint Legislative Day and this year it takes place on April 12, 8 am to 3 pm at the Capitol Event Center, located at 1020 11th Street in Sacramento.
Piper said he has lived the dream by being able to work with his two sons, Matt (left) and Jason (right) and building a successful business over 38 years.
Adam Piper is a 45-year veteran of the collision repair industry and a former body shop owner who established several successful shops called FCC Collision Centers in the Silicon Valley starting in the late '70s.