ASA-Washington Sponsors Training Expo
More than 800 automotive professionals attended the Automotive Training Expo (ATE) sponsored by ASA-Washington. Jeff Lovell, president/executive director of ASA-Washington, said based on attendee surveys, the 2011 Expo was the "best ever."
Some of the top technical and management trainers offered diverse courses at ATE, including several AMI-approved management courses.
Keynote speakers this year were Steve Beck, sponsored by WORLDPAC, and Bob Mortimer, sponsored by Integrated Claims Management.
The Expo featured more than 80 booths displaying automotive products, tools and equipment, automotive business services, and more. Wagonmaster/BG Products gave away $30,000 worth of equipment as door prizes. Plans are under way for the 2012 ATE to be held March 2-4, 2012.
ASA-Arizona Certifies Group One Motorwerks as a 'Green Shop'
ASA-Arizona announced its certification of Group One Motorwerks in Tucson as a "Green Shop" in partnership with the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality's (ADEQ) Green Shop Program. This is a voluntary program for environmentally friendly shops in the state of Arizona, and Group One Motorwerks now joins the list of 62 shops that have been certified by ADEQ.
To become certified, auto shops must accumulate at least 300 points on a checklist in various categories such as cleaning and degreasing and energy conservation created by ADEQ's Pollution Prevention Program. The program requires auto shops to use low-hazard, low-pollution solvents or water-based cleaners; recycle waste fluids and oil; use energy-efficient lighting and air conditioning, just to name a few of the areas.
Group One Motorwerks is a family-owned repair facility specializing in servicing Mercedes-Benz, BMW, Porsche, Mini and Smart car repairs and maintenance.
We're Not Shedding Tiers! We're Adding Them!
Get in on the action today by recruiting more members to ASA! There's more incentive than ever to participate in ASA's member recruitment program - the Chairman's Club - with several new awards now available.
The Chairman's Club program is based on a point system: five points are earned for each new member a current member recruits. In addition to a grand prize trip given to the member with the most recruits, three new prize tiers have been added:
• Tier One: Members who earn a minimum of 10 points up to 20 points will receive a $25 dinner certificate to a local restaurant of their choice.
• Tier Two: Members who earn a minimum of 25 points up to 35 points will receive a $25 VISA gift card.
• Tier Three: Members who earn a minimum of 40 points will receive a $50 VISA gift card.
A grand prize will be awarded to the ASA member with the most recruitment points (and earning a minimum of 50) by Aug. 15, 2011. One lucky ASA member will be awarded an expense-paid trip to ASA's Congress of Automotive Repair and Service (CARS) or International Autobody Congress and Exposition (NACE) events.
For more information, call the ASA membership department at (800) 272-7467, ext. 295; or visit the ASA Community section in the Members Only area of the ASA website, www.ASAshop.org.
What Every Member Needs to Know
Did you know that you can request continuous membership in ASA? By signing a simple form, your credit card can be charged annually, quarterly or monthly for easy payment. Your membership in ASA will never be interrupted and you will always receive great money-saving benefits and resources! Call (800) 272-7467, ext. 220, for more details.
|If you have chapter or affiliate news to report, contact Joan Lambert, affiliate liaison, at (800) 272-7467, ext. 244, or send an e-mail to joanl@ASAshop.org.
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