ASA Members Save 20 Percent on Database Subscriptions
BEDFORD, TEXAS, Nov. 30, 2009
—The Automotive Service Association (ASA)
is pleased to announce a new member benefit agreement with Airbag Solutions, an online pictorial database displaying OEM requirements for servicing airbag and restraint systems after deployment. The Airbag Solutions database is sold in annual, one-month or one-day… Continue
Added by Automotive Service Association on November 30, 2009 at 9:41am —
ASA Members Encouraged to Reach Out to Members of NCOIL Committee
WASHINGTON, D.C., Nov. 23, 2009
– The National Conference of Insurance Legislators' Property and Casualty Insurance Committee has passed the Model Act Regarding Auto Airbag Fraud. The model act was, however, amended to include restrictions on the use of salvage airbags as an option for airbag replacement. A permanent sticker must be placed on the dashboard of the vehicle stating that the vehicle… Continue
Added by Automotive Service Association on November 23, 2009 at 12:46pm —
Every shop in the country has less than two months to comply with the initial notification requirement of the EPA's new surface coating rule. If you don't know anything about it, the form must be filed with the EPA before Jan 11, 2010. Read this again, BEFORE Jan 11, 2010! If you don't have an environmental company to help you out, you can get help from one of the offices listed on the form. A copy of the form and brief review of the regulation can be found in the Body Shop Owner/Manager group… Continue
Added by Jeanne Silver on November 20, 2009 at 6:21pm —
The signatories appreciate NCOIL's efforts to combat airbag fraud in an effort to increase the safety of consumers. Although we support remedies to prevent fraud against consumers, our industries currently oppose passage of this model. Specifically, we strongly oppose any elements that may be seen as an endorsement of the use of salvaged airbags. As such, we respectfully recommend the Property and Casualty Insurance Committee not pass this model as currently written.
Salvage airbags… Continue
Added by Automotive Service Association on November 19, 2009 at 8:58am —
ASA Urges Repairers to Contact Committee Members to Oppose Salvage Airbag and Parts Model Acts
WASHINGTON, D.C., Nov. 17, 2009
–The National Conference of Insurance Legislators Property and Casualty Insurance Committee (NCOIL) meetings commence Thursday, Nov. 19, 2009. The Automotive Service Association (ASA)
has asked repairers to contact state legislators who serve on this committee prior to the… Continue
Added by Automotive Service Association on November 17, 2009 at 5:58pm —
I AM WORKING ON A WEB SITE WHERE SHOPS CAN POST ALL THE PARTS THEY ARE STUCK WITH AND SELL TO OTHER BODY SHOPS ACROSS THE COUNTRY WHO MAY BE IN NEED OF THOSE PARTS WOULD LIKE FEED BACK .
Added by ROBERT WILLIAMS on November 17, 2009 at 3:35pm —
by JR Seidel, Director of Internet Marketing at Web-Est, LLC
Social networking is a form of marketing that enables you to publicize your auto body shop or collision repair business at no cost on one or more Web 2.0 platforms. For most people, the wonderful part of Web 2.0 applications is interactivity. Blogs, wiki's, social networking sites include Facebook
Added by Web-Est, LLC on November 17, 2009 at 1:59pm —
Recently … we stumbled across a question in one of our linkedin groups, “Twitter Power for Business” posted by Tara Cain, a former newspaper journalist, communications specialist, currently working with global consumer giant Reckitt Benckiser.
“The consumer goods company Reckitt Benckiser wants graduates to be aware of the exciting career opportunities within the company. They have utilized Facebook, Linked In and run an employee blog – but can Twitter help with an awareness-raising… Continue
Added by Paul Evans on November 15, 2009 at 6:18pm —
By: Chris Sheehy – Autobody Consulting Group
Read any industry magazine or online trade website and you can’t get away from Lean – our industry obsesses with it, and for good reason too – it’s a solid and proven manufacturing ideology that adapts well to the auto body repair industry.
There are many stories of its positive… Continue
Added by Christopher Sheehy on November 13, 2009 at 1:30pm —
By Matt Shanks, Executive VP of Operations at Web-Est
A short time ago, I wrote an article
outlining some basic ideas when opening a body shop. I touched upon the business model, location and service as key points to making a successful operation of your new shop. I will assume each new… Continue
Added by Web-Est, LLC on November 13, 2009 at 10:30am —
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Added by DJS FABRICATIONS.LLC on November 11, 2009 at 1:52pm —
I wanted to share this atricle with all of you just in case you have not come across it yet. I found it from a tweet posted by @askpatty!
Publish date: Nov 5, 2009
By: Brian Albright
Source: Automotive Body Repair News
Email|Print|ShareDel.icio.usDiggRedditFacebook|Save|LicenseWhile collision repair is still largely a male industry, increasing numbers of women have entered the body shop, both as owners and even technicians.
At NACE on Thursday, a group… Continue
Added by Angie Traster on November 10, 2009 at 12:50pm —
OVERLAND PARK, KS (November 9, 2009) – This November, CARSTAR Collision Centers will honor America’s active duty and military veterans with a special celebration for National Military Month. It will include local market festivities for Veterans Day on November 11, special offers for military members and unique programs to help select families of those serving the country.
CARSTAR, the nation’s largest chain of collision centers, is working with national and local military support… Continue
Added by Deborah Robinson on November 9, 2009 at 3:03pm —
This week during NACE, Sterling provided two vehicles to needy families as part of the NABC recycled rides program. These two vehicles were part of 11 total that Sterling employees have repaired throughout the United States.
This year Sterling is celebrating its 12th Anniversary. Since inception, they have repaired over 750,000 cars while maintaing high customer satisfaction ratings. This year during NACE five Sterling locations were recognized by AutocheX as a… Continue
Added by Collision Hub Admin on November 7, 2009 at 7:00pm —
Friday the NACE floor was revved up as NASCAR Driver Carl Edwards visited the CoPart booth. This year CoPart has expanded their level of involvement in NASCAR including the Copart 300 and additional drivers. We had a chance to meet the driver and spend some time with his #60 car.
Copart was founded in 1982 by CEO Willis J. Johnson, a true American success story. Johnson grew up learning about business from his father — an entrepreneur who dabbled in… Continue
Added by Collision Hub Admin on November 5, 2009 at 7:30pm —
Thanksgiving Food Drive
November 2 thru November 19, 2009
Collection Hours M-F ─ 8 AM to 5 PM
Car Craft CARSTAR
47 Caprice Drive – Chesterfield
11537 St. Charles Rock Road - Bridgeton
We are collecting non-perishable food and personal care items to benefit local food pantries.
Area food pantries are experiencing a 25%-30% increase in need and supplies are down.
We invite you to visit our office and drop off your items in our… Continue
Added by Nikki Gentry on November 4, 2009 at 6:41am —
Charles Soeder of BASF along with Michael Condon
of Condon Consulting, LLC and representatives from Square 1 Consulting presented a summary of their study concerning insurers perspectives on inter-industry issues.
The study involved 9 insurers and over 22 hours of interviews. The participants in the study represented a broad base on roles in the insurance industry including; Vice Presidents, Directors,… Continue
Added by Collision Hub Admin on November 4, 2009 at 12:02am —
The CIC parts committee presented a panel discussion involving Design Patents on parts.
Dan Morrisey representing the aftermarket parts industry discussed the benefits of competition in the market place in terms of lower repair cost and alternative choices for consumers.
Damian Procari of Ford Motor Company discussed that as a manufacture and developer of the part the OEM's feel they have the right patent all parts and for those patents to be protected globally from… Continue
Added by Collision Hub Admin on November 3, 2009 at 1:00pm —
Mike Quinn of 911 Collision Centers and Scott Biggs of Assured Performance Network presented the final recommendations of the Trade Practices Committee.
The committee presented five recommendations for enhancing the transparency and efficiency of Inter-Industry Trade Practices that was accepted by vote of the CIC body:
1.)Published Agreement Guidelines:
Direct Repair and Referral Program policy, agreement guidelines and key performance metrics should be published… Continue
Added by Collision Hub Admin on November 3, 2009 at 10:30am —
NABC Kicks off the 2009 Open Board Meeting during NACE Week:
The National Auto Body Council is a not-for-profit industry organization that is dedicated to improving the image of all professionals in collision repair.
The meeting was opened by current President, George Avery of State Farm Insurance.
There have been many exciting changes in 2009 that have laid the groundwork for the growth and continued development of the… Continue
Added by Collision Hub Admin on November 2, 2009 at 4:30pm —