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Association news from the week of May 23.

Collision Repairers Talk Solutions at AASP/NJ Town Hall Meeting

AASP/NJ Executive Director Charles Bryant said based on what was said, the collision industry is fed up with how insurers are dealing with auto body shops at the present time.

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HD Repair Forum Recognizes Collision Repairer of the Year

The HD Repair Forum recognized Mark Polzin, owner and CEO of Budget Truck and Auto, as the Collision Repairer of the Year at its spring HD Repair Forum.

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SEMA Announces Board Election Results

SEMA announced the results of their 2022 Board of Directors election, with Rich Butler of R&R Marketing Consultants, Norris Marshall of BluePrint Engines, Kathryn Reinhardt of 4WP/ Pro Comp and Melanie White of Hellwig Products elected to serve on the board.

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NABC Donates Recycled Ride to Needy Milwaukee Man

The NABC, GEICO and Crash Champions West Bend recently donated a refurbished 2019 Buick Envision to a West Bend, Wis. resident.

The National Auto Body Council (NABC), along with GEICO and Crash Champions West Bend, recently donated a refurbished 2019 Buick Envision to a West Bend, Wis., resident as part of the NABC's Recycled Rides program.

Recipient Michael Frey managed to keep his old car running for 29 years, but it finally stopped. He had been a client of Family Promise, living in its shelter, and in April he was able to move into an apartment on his own. He has recovered from health issues. Through all of this, he has kept his job as a taxi driver. The donation of the car ensures that he will get to work and appointments reliably. 

LKQ Corporation Announces LKQ Refinish Division

LKQ Corporation has announced the merging of the LKQ PBE and FinishMaster businesses under one umbrella now called LKQ Refinish.

Auto Care Industry Expected to Grow 5.7% in 2024

The 2025 Auto Care Factbook projects the total light-, medium- and heavy-duty automotive aftermarket to hit $617.3 billion industry in 2027.

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SUN Collision Brings Back Thank You Thursdays Sweepstakes

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