By Levy Joffrion
Vision Celebrates 20th Anniversary
Congratulations to the ASA Missouri/-Kansas affiliate for 20 great years of sponsoring the Vision Hi-Tech Training and Expo conference in Kansas City, Kan! More than 3,400 automotive service professionals from 37 states, Canada, the Bahamas and Australia attended the latest event, held March 8-11 at the Overland Park Convention Center. It featured more than 65 management and technical training sessions. In addition, Vision’s 60,000-square-foot exhibit hall showcased more than 140 exhibitors displaying the latest tools, equipment and services for the automotive service industry.
Vision 2013 is scheduled for March 7-10. For more information, please visit www.visionkc.com.
Zurich Tells How To Keep Shop Safe
Zurich, a longtime ASA-sponsored benefit provider, has published an informative white paper on how to prevent losses to your automotive service and collision repair business.
Along with a listing of the Top 5 Automotive Risks for shops, it contains thorough checklists on how to perform a prevention checkup when it comes to vehicle accidents, completed operations, employee injury, theft and fire prevention.
To access this free and useful resource, visit www.zurichna.com/AutoInc.
ACDelco Rewards Worth Putting on the Brakes
Through May 31, members of the ACDelco Professional Service Center program and independent service centers can collect 15 earnPOWER points for every $150 spent on ACDelco brake products.
With your points, you can choose from more than 3,000 online items, including gift cards to many of your favorite places.
For more information, contact your participating ACDelco distributor or visit www.acdelcotechconnect.com.
NATEF Thanks Industry Donors
The National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF) is recognizing organizations whose contributions help to ensure the future supply of qualified, entry-level technicians.
Among industry donors are American Honda Motor Co., Automotive Aftermarket Industry Association, Gates Corporation, Hendrick Automotive Group, Motor and Equipment Manufacturer Association, National Automotive Parts Association (NAPA), National Automotive Dealers Association, National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence, Navistar Inc., Nissan North America Inc., and Toyota Motor Sales USA.
“Support from the industry is key to the success of NATEF, and we want to acknowledge the generosity of our donors,” said Trish Serratore, NATEF president.
NATEF was founded in 1983 as an independent, nonprofit organization with a single mission: to develop technician-training programs against standards developed by the automotive industry and recommend qualifying programs for NATEF accreditation. The NATEF process has resulted in accredited automotive training programs in all 50 states at the secondary and postsecondary levels. For more information about NATEF, visit www.natef.org.
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