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Connect with the Best! Join ASA’s New Facebook Group

ASA’s new members-only Facebook Group debuted May 31 on ASA’s 67th aniversary. Join with other shop owners/managers in discussions of business management topics designed to help you run a more successful shop. ASA-member shops are known nationwide for their commitment to excellence and professionalism in the automotive service and collision repair fields. This online forum […]

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8 Auto Service Center Scholarships Awarded

Eight students from across the U.S. have been awarded Auto Service Center scholarships, the National Pronto Association recently announced. Winners included Mariana Armstrong of Gainesville, Fla.; Emily and Robert Blaettner of Boerne, Texas; Anna Christians of Sheldon, Iowa; Giovanni Colatruglio of Warren, N.J.; Matthew Matuska of George, Iowa; Ashley Stamboulain of Robbinsville, N.J., and Jonah […]

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Virginia Teacher Named 2018 Mitchell 1 Educator of the Year

A Virginia automotive technology instructor has captured a prestigious national award. David Alspaugh (pictured left in photo), who is employed at the Advanced Technology Institute in Virginia Beach, was named the Mitchell 1 Educator of the Year during the 45th annual North American Council of Automotive Teachers conference in Pennsylvania. The Mitchell 1 awards go […]

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Record-high Average Age for Cars in U.S.

The average age of domestic nameplate cars in the U.S. reached 14.4 years in January 2018 – the 27th straight year for an increase, according to the Lang Aftermarket iReport. That’s 2.2 years higher in average age than 10 years earlier, the report said. The report attributed the significant increase to two factors: Fewer new […]

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App Launched to Aid Car Repair Shops with Inspections

Pete Rudloff, who writes an “Ask Pete” column and other articles for AutoInc., has launched FlexCheck Auto, a phone app that works in conjunction with cloud-based desktop software to help shop owners with vehicle inspections. “Most modern shops perform a courtesy inspection, some shops even charge for it every time a car is in for […]

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Risch Heads ASA as Interim COO, Executive Director Sought

Beth Risch, who previously served as ASA’s CPA, has been serving as interim chief operating officer as the association’s board of directors looks for a new executive director. The search began after Dan Risley resigned as ASA president and executive director to accept a position with CCC Information Services Inc. in his home state of […]

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New Membership Services Specialist at ASA

A new membership services specialist recently joined ASA’s team. Yolanda Rivera, who took over the position on May 14, comes to ASA after spending years in banking, as an administrative assistant and as a recruiter. Rivera served as an assistant branch manager for 20 years at J.P. Morgan Chase and for three years at Compass […]

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Connect with the Best! Join ASA’s New Facebook Group

ASA’s new members-only Facebook Group debuted May 31 on ASA’s 67th aniversary. Join with other shop owners/managers in discussions of business management topics designed to help you run a more successful shop. ASA-member shops are known nationwide for their commitment to excellence and professionalism in the automotive service and collision repair fields. This online forum […]

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AMi Announces New Board of Trustees

AMi’s 2018-2019 Board of Trustees began their terms at the close of the business meeting. Sheri Hamilton, AMAM, ASA-Midwest, Kansas City, Mo., was re-elected as chair; Darrell Amberson, AMAM, LaMettry’s Collision Inc., Minneapolis, Minn., re-elected as vice chair; Rex Dunn, Gerber Collision & Glass, Cortland, Ohio, elected as treasurer; and Gary Keyes, AMAM, E&M Motors […]

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ASA-National Announces Exciting Changes for ASA-Midwest

Major changes are underway for ASA-Midwest. The second-largest affiliate in ASA will be restructured. That includes hiring a new executive director to oversee an operation comprised of four states: Iowa, Kansas, Missouri and Nebraska. Arkansas and Oklahoma will no longer be a part of ASA-Midwest. The reduced administrative expense and a shift to a more […]

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A New Member Benefit from ASA

To provide better membership value, ASA is hosting a series of webinars on the third Wednesday of each month. The first ones, January-May, were jointly sponsored by Bosch. The live version of the webinar series is free, but the recorded version is available to members only. Who should attend? All current ASA members and member […]

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Nominations for ASA Board of Directors Are Open

It’s not too early to start thinking about joining ASA’s 2019 board of directors. Two board positions will be open for election: General Director and Collision Division Director. ASA is looking for members who want to play a more active leadership role in the association. If you’re considering serving, contact Trisha Baker at trisha@ASAshop.org or […]

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