A weeklong schedule of national automotive repair industry meetings will be held for the first time during the Alliance of Automotive Service Providers of New Jersey (AASP/NJ)’s 34th Annual NORTHEAST Automotive Services Show at the Meadowlands in Secaucus, N.J.
The week will kick off on Wednesday, March 16, with the Society of Collision Repair Specialists (SCRS)’s board meeting and awards luncheon, to be held at the Crowne Plaza Meadowlands.
Thursday, March 17, brings the Collision Industry Conference (CIC)’s quarterly meeting and reception to the Crowne Plaza leading up to the SCRS Annual Meeting and Board Elections on Friday morning.
The East Coast Resolution Forum & Leadership Conference kicks off later that day at the Meadowlands Exposition Center, while the Assured Performance Network will host a member shop meeting later in the afternoon. The NORTHEAST 2011 trade show opens at 5 p.m. Friday night and runs through Sunday afternoon, March 20.
“We are very excited and thrilled that industry leaders from around the country are coming to our NORTHEAST show and holding their meetings,” said AASP/NJ President Jeff McDowell. “Having the show at the Meadowlands has increased our exposure and influence locally and nationally and I think this is a reflection of that.”
That influence has also been apparent with exhibitors, as the show is already 30 percent ahead of booth sales from the previous year.
“The response from our exhibitors has been extremely encouraging,” McDowell adds. “Our industry is looking to recover from a very difficult few years. So far, all signs from the show are very, very positive. We’re hoping NORTHEAST 2011 educates and inspires our industry to move forward and succeed this year and beyond.”
Exhibitors already signed up for NORTHEAST 2011 include: Accudraft, Aeromotive, All Star Auto Lights, Alldata, Audatex, Auto Body Distributing, Auto Data Vin Labels, Bad Dog Tools, B&B Equipment / Ikotec USA, BASF Corp., Car-Part.Com, Collision Services, Continental Auto Parts, Disco Automotive, DuPont, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Flemington Car & Truck Country, Future Cure, Hella, Hertz Corp., Hoffman Services, Hunter Engineering Co., I-CAR, IES-International Epoxies & Sealers, Integrity Security Systems, Jasper Engines & Transmissions, Liberty Subaru, LKQ Corporation, Metropolitan Car-O-Liner, Mirka Abrasives, Mitchell International, Motor Information Systems, Norgate Tech Inc., P&L Consulting / Lange Technical Services , P.F.S.-Purification Filtration Systems, Performance Radiator Pacific, Pro-Tek, Quality Stainless Products, Safety Regulation Strategies, Specialty Automotive Equipment, Starcke USA Abrasives, Steck Manufacturing, Subaru, Summit Software Solutions, Sundance Vacations, Team PRP Northeast, The Radiator Store, Time Shaver Tools, Toyota of Morristown, Urethane Supply, USI of North America, Valspar, Wayne Mazda Hyundai, Wheel Collision Center, Wholesale Auto Supply and WURTH USA, Inc.
NORTHEAST 2011 takes place March 18, 19 and 20, 2011 at the Meadowlands Exposition Center of Secaucus, N.J.