Category Archives: 2012

Collision Repairers Only Meeting - ASRW Announces Launch of The Auto Body Repairers Assembly

ASRW PRESS CONTACT: Shelby Hausler 888-529-1641 / 972-536-6318 www.ASRWevents.com FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ASRW Announces Launch of The Auto Body Repairers Assembly New, complimentary event exclusively for collision repairers Dallas/Sept. 10, 2012 – Automotive Service & Repair Week (ASRW) is pleased to announce a new special event to be launched in New Orleans – Auto Body Repairers Assembly. The Auto Body Repairers Assembly is limited strictly to qualified collision repairers and will take place Wednesday, Oct. 10, from 4:45 p.m. – 6:45 p.m. at the Morial Convention Center. Admission is complimentary for repair professionals, and registration is available online for the event ... read more

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Aug. 24 Deadline for Six Scholarships - Hurry!

Contact: Toni Slaton (800) 272-7467, ext. 129 [email protected]www.amionline.orgFor Release: News Bulletin AMI-8 August 2, 2012 AMI Accepting Applications for Six Scholarships Hurry - Application Deadline is Aug. 24 Bedford, Texas, August 2, 2012 ­— The Automotive Management Institute (AMI) is accepting applications for the following six scholarships to be awarded this year: the Emil Stanley Merit Award, the BodyShop Business Magazine Scholarship, the Gale Westerlund/Richard Cossette Memorial Scholarship, the Tom B. Babcox Memorial Scholarship, the Automotive Video Inc. (AVI) Educational Scholarship and the Zurich “High Octane” Scholarship. Three scholarships help pay expenses for recipients to attend the 2012 International Autobody Congress & Exposition (NACE) in New ... read more

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ACtion Write Up - Rick Burgard, ACDelco

ACtion Write Up - Rick Burgard, ACDelco

Thank you for the support, ACDelco! We are excited to announce ACDelco will be a SPONSOR at the Jan 26, 2013 Symposium. **Read this great write up on Rick Burgard, ACDelco, who is confirmed to teach a course on the latest in new automotive technology; covering hybrid service concerns, new HVAC features, clutch less compressors government regulations, the latest’s in GM LAN communication, new Scan tool interface, & advanced propulsion Technology Registration will open soon – mark your calendar

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Call for 2013 Symposium Sponsorship Support

SUPPORT US AS A SPONSOR Automotive Service Association of Colorado of Colorado, an organization dedicated to the independent automotive industry in Colorado, is in the planning stages of its annual Independent Automotive Professionals Symposium - Jan 26, 2013 at Denver West Marriott, Golden CO. In the past the success of our event has largely been due to the contributions of our sponsors who have gone out of their way to lend financial and word of mouth support – Efforts resulted in a sold out 2012 Symposium! We have several different packages for sponsorship. *Contact [email protected] or 303-202-5231 to get a event sponsorship packet sent to you. We are looking forward to hearing from you! Sincerely, ASA Colorado Board of Directors

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ASA Calls on State Farm to Show Benefit

ASA Calls on State Farm to Prove Benefit of Pilot Program from Repairer Perspective COLLEYVILLE, TEXAS, June 12, 2012 – On May 31, the Automotive Service Association released the facts gathered by the ASA Collision Division Operations Committee relating to the State Farm electronic parts ordering pilot program. The committee has held numerous meetings and conference calls on this issue. Since the release of this information, ASA has continued to represent repairers on this important issue and is working directly with all parties involved to do everything possible on behalf of its members. ASA has released its findings and points of concern based on its research. Research to date has included interviews with State Farm, PartsTrader and collision repairers – those who participate in direct repair program agreements (including some who are currently participating in the pilot of this application), and those who don’t participate in DRPs. ASA members across the nat ... read more

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Attend Pinnacol's Risk Management Symposiums: June 2012

Attend Pinnacol's Risk Management Symposiums: June 2012

Making Colorado a Safer Place to Work: Pinnacol's Risk Management Symposiums For the third consecutive year, Pinnacol is hosting our Risk Management Symposium. This training is free to Pinnacol policyholders, and will be presented in two locations: Denver: June 20 and 21, Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities Grand Junction: June 27, Two Rivers Convention Center

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Colorado Motor Vehicle Repair Act (MVRA)

COLORADO MOTOR VEHICLE REPAIR ACT (MVRA) A Plain English Guide to C.R.S. 42-9-101 Amended effective May 21, 1997 A Service of ASA-Colorado Note: This is intended to be a simple digest of the Act, as amended May 21, 1997. Please refer to the actual language of the law (C.R.S. 42-9-101) when needed. The MVRA does not apply to : Trucks over 8,500 Farm Vehicles Motorcycles Antique cars (25 + years old) Collector's items WRITTEN CONSENT AND ESTIMATE NO repairs can be made to a vehicle without the written consent of the owner which includes an estimate of repairs. The estimate MUST include: total cost of repairs (excluding sales tax and towing charges) completion date whether customer wants replaced parts returned cost of reassembly (if the customer chooses not to have the work done) and replacement of parts destroyed in ... read more

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After By-Law Changes, ASA National Seats New Board - Dallas, Texas

After By-Law Changes, ASA National Seats New Board - Dallas, Texas The Automotive Service Association announced its new board of directors, which was sworn in during the association’s annual business meeting May 7-8. Ron Nagy of Nagy’s Collision Centers in Orville, Ohio, remains chairman of ASA’s board of directors for 2012-13. Nagy initially assumed the chairman’s post at the conclusion of the 2011 annual business meeting. Due to a reorganization of the association’s structure and governance, the positions of the board chairman and chairman-elect will now be two-year terms. The board voted and ratified these changes to the bylaws during the annual business meeting. Jerry Burns of Automotive Impressions Inc. inRio Rancho, N.M., remains as immediate past chairman for one more year. Darrell Amberson, Lehman’s Garage, Bloomington, Minn., also maintains his position as chairman-elect for one year. Roy Schnepper of Butler’s Collision Inc. in ... read more

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Pinnacol policyholders: Risk Management Symposiums: June 2012

For more information and to register, visit the following:www.pinnacol.com/employer/trainingor email [email protected], 303-361-4788

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AMI Accepting Applications for Host of Scholarships

The Automotive Management Institute (AMI) has announced that it is accepting applications for a variety of scholarships:$1,000 Body Shop Business Magazine Scholarship – Deadline 8/24/12: AMI’s resource development effort, EXCEL, in conjunction with Babcox Media, established the scholarship, which is awarded to an Automotive Service Association (ASA) Collision Division member who strives to be, or is presently working, in a management capacity. The scholarship money will be applied toward the recipient’s expenses to attend the 2012 International Autobody Congress & Exposition (NACE) in New Orleans, Oct. 10-13. To be eligible for the award, applicants must work in the collision repair industry; demonstrate an interest in self-improvement through management education; own or work for a business that is an ASA member in good standing; and, if the applicant is not the business owner, be recommended by the business owner. AMI Trustees and their employees, and ... read more

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