ASA, AMI Move To New Location
ASA has moved! It is now located at 8209 Mid Cities Blvd., North Richland Hills, Texas 76182.
It moved there from Colleyville, Texas. Formerly, for many years, it was in Bedford, Texas.
ASA’s “800” number has been discontinued. The main number is (817) 514-2900.
The Automotive Management Institute (AMI) has also moved. It’s co-located with ASA at the North Richland Hills address.
Members Urged To Take Survey
ASA shop-members are encouraged to participate in this year’s “How’s Your Business?” survey. There is a mechanical survey for automotive service shops and a collision survey for collision repair shops.
Now in its 22nd year, the survey provides a snapshot of the automotive service and repair industry and showcases the independent segment – the primary market of ASA’s membership base. Survey data captures how repair facilities are doing in terms of sales, profits, salaries and other key elements of daily business operations.
AMI Honors Jerry Holcom
Jerry Holcom, AAM, owner of S & S Service Center Inc. in Kansas City, was honored recently for holding the record for earning the most educational credits in the Automotive Management Institute’s 25-year history. He has earned 712 credits (120 credits are required to earn AMI’s Accredited Automotive Manager (AAM) designation).
Holcomb was honored at ASA’s Celebration of Excellence Aug. 1 at the Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn, Mich.
“Jerry continues to embrace AMI education, long after earning his AAM,” said AMI Executive Director Toni Slaton, AAM. “His commitment demonstrates that there’s always something new to learn or skills that need to be refreshed, regardless of how long you’ve been in business or the level of success you’ve achieved.”
ASE Alliance Cites Instructors
The ASE Industry Education Alliance recognized 34 members of the inaugural class of automotive instructors at the ASE Industry Education Alliance Instructor Training Conference July 28-Aug.1 at The Alexander Hotel in Indianapolis.
Eleven of the recipients received their awards at the conference, including Carl Hader, Grafton High School, Grafton, Wis.; Marlo Miranda, Forsyth High School, Cumming, Ga.; Thomas Evans, Caddo Career & Technology Center, Shreveport, La.; Jasper Adams, Niagara Career & Technology Center, Sanborn, N.Y.; Curtis Silver, Atlantic County Institute of Technology, Mays Landing, N.J.; Bill Robin, Tri-County Regional Vocational Center, Franklin, Mass.; Gary Weese, Caddo Career & Technology Center, Shreveport, La.; Randy Baker, East Valley Institute of Technology, Mesa, Ariz.; Robert Leone, Ozarks Tech Community College Career Center, Springfield, Mo.; Mark Hendricks, R.D. Anderson Applied Technology Center, Moore, S.C.; and Gary Wilfong, Frederick County Career & Technology Center, Frederick, Md.
“The ASE Industry Education Alliance is proud to recognize the best of the best in career and technical education,” said Trish Serratore, president of the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF) and Automotive Youth Educational Systems (AYES).