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Saturday, 02 August 2008 11:45

New San Fernando CAA Chapter Launched

The California Autobody Association’s New San Fernando Valley chapter recently swore in their 2008 officers at their June chapter meeting in Van Nuys, CA.
State board representative Chuck Reyes, Alhambra Auto Kraft, swore in the new officers.  The newly activated chapter is dedicated to providing its members information that will be useful to their business by bringing in speakers that are involved in the collision repair industry.

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Loraine Lacey, Mike Hofman, Mike townley, Karl Finely, Ron Wilch, Mitchell Shenkin, Mike Ernst, Cindy Shillito, Kyle Huckman, Paula Chipman, Mark D'Angelo, Jim Matherly, Joe Fasone, Lillian Maimone, and Randy Stabler

In addition, the chapter is involved in a membership drive to bring in dedicated businees owners who want to be active in improving our industry.  
The June meeting had 88 attendees who heard a brief waterborne update from Mark D’Angelo and Hector Arias of D’Angelos.
Joe Fasone presented an update of California Legislation discussing new laws affecting shops beyond labor rate surveys.
The keynote address came from Timothy Ronak, Services Consultant, Car Refinishes, for Akzo Nobel speak to the group. Ronak’s talk addressed key issues facing the industry including: Four conditions that create pricing pressure; Initiatives on labor rate survey legislation, and How much do effective door rates vary?
Among the many important issues that Ronak addressed were distinguishing between your retail rate and your DRP rate.
To learn more about the San Fernando chapter contact Paula Chipman, 818-317-6979, or Cindy Shillito, 714-944-4028.




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