Tuesday, 31 January 2012 09:48

Inland Empire CAA Holds Tech Appreciation and Education Night

The Inland Empire chapter of the California Autobody Association (CAA) held a Tech education and appreciation night on January 25th at the Spaghetti Factory in Rancho Cucamonga.

This was the first meeting of 2012 for the Inland Empire chapter, and new President Tim Brown from Auto Center Auto Body in San Bernardino was on hand to introduce the night's speaker.

The meeting's speaker was Tom McGee, the Collision Industry Relations Manager for ALLDATA. Tom spoke about ALLDATA S3500, the company's updated software version. This is a newer platform that is easier to navigate. Tom also guided attendees through the repair procedures and symbols to help ensure that techs have a better understanding of the procedures outlined by a vehicle manufacturer to perform a proper repair.

The event had 60 people in attendance and 13 were technicians. Very generous associate members of the CAA donated prizes to be raffled off to technicians only, and all 13 in attendance went home with some great prizes.

Also each Tech who accompanied an Owner or Manager to the event received a complimentary meal.

For more information about the next Inland Empire meeting please contact Cindy Shillito the Southern CA CAA Rep at 714-944-4028.