ASA in New Headquarters

Showing off sign at ASA’s new national office are members of the board of directors (from left): Dan Stander, AAM; Bill Moss, AAM; Roy Schnepper, AAM; Gary Keyes, AAM; Donny Seyfer, AAM; Bob Wills, AAM; and Darrell Amberson, AAM. Also in attendance at the open house Oct. 13 were staff members and representatives of local businesses. ASA’s new office is at 8209 Mid Cities Blvd. in North Richland Hills, which is part of the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex. Amberson, chairman, said: “Our new headquarters puts us in an optimal position to be effective, efficient and pertinent for the long term. We’re serving our members today, and ensuring we’ll be here for them tomorrow as well.”

ASA Reviews Safety Programs

You can access a 50-state review recently completed by ASA of vehicle safety inspection programs in the United States.

The review is available on ASA’s legislative website, You may access the information directly at

ASA is a longtime advocate for state vehicle safety inspection programs and is continuing to work with its members and affiliated associations to advance these programs.

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ASA has announced its newest corporate members: Mitchell 1 and AkzoNobel.1114_NB_Corporate_AkzoNobel

Corporate membership provides an opportunity for companies to expand their relationships with ASA and its leaders in the collision and mechanical repair segment of the industry.

To learn more about ASA’s corporate membership program, contact Dan Risley, ASA’s president and executive director, at

Mitchell 1 Offering ‘Thank-You’ Gifts

Like to win $100? You just might, if you enter Mitchell 1’s “Thank You Thursdays” Facebook sweepstakes, running now through Nov. 27, 2014.

Each week, one lucky winner will be chosen to receive a $100 gift card. The winners will be announced on Facebook on Thursdays, with two winners to be named Thanksgiving Day.

Facebook users can enter the sweepstakes on the Mitchell 1 page. To enter, “Like” Mitchell 1 on Facebook and click on the “Enter Now” box. Those who have already “Liked” the Facebook page can just click the “Enter to Win” button.

The sweepstakes is Mitchell 1’s way to show appreciation for auto service professionals who work hard every day to keep America driving down the road.

AkzoNobel Recognizes Individuals for WIN Support

AkzoNobel recognized five businesses and individuals for their outgoing contributions and support to the Women’s Industry Network (WIN) during an awards ceremony Sept. 25 at The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Pentagon City in Washington, D.C. The recognition was held in conjunction with the 2014 AkzoNobel Distributor Conference. From left to right are Lacey Meer, manager, Human Resources, AkzoNobel; Pam Poffenberger of Unikote Inc.; Linda Sommerhauser of Autobody Color Co.; Kim Snyder of the Body Parts Store Inc.; Jim Turpin, accepting for Eileen May of Nyquist Inc.; Yen Hoang of UYL Color Supply; and Doug Holmberg, business director, AkzoNobel Vehicle Refinishes in North America. AkzoNobel was recently announced as a corporate member of the Automotive Service Association (ASA).