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Association News

Association news from the week of Aug. 8.

HD Repair Forum Advisory Board Welcomes New Members in 2022

The HD Repair Forum announced that its advisory board recently welcomed four new board members.

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SEMA Praises Latest Restoration Efforts at Bonneville Salt Flats

Two large breaches to the dike were repaired so that no salt brine pumped onto Bonneville during the winter months will inadvertently flow into the Salduro Loop instead of onto the racing venue.

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SEMA to Recognize Automotive Influencer of the Year

The new SEMA Automotive Influencer of the Year award will honor an influencer who has built an engaged audience and uses his or her platform to positively impact car enthusiasts of all ages.

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AASP/NJ to Host Special Meeting Featuring Aaron Schulenburg

Schulenburg will discuss the Blueprint Optimization Tool, utilizing repair procedures and documentation, the DEG and employee benefits programs.

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PRT Launches 94 New Strut Assemblies in North America

The new strut assemblies cover over 15 million vehicles, expanding the PRT portfolio in the North American aftermarket.

SEMA Announces Board of Directors Selection Results

SEMA members vote Bill Bader, Doug Lane, Kelle Oeste, Kim Pendergast and Melissa Scoles to lead the association.

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Crash Champions Expands in Georgia

Crash Champions has announced the acquisition of Pro Body Shop and Frame Works in Thomasville, Ga. 

Matthew’s Auto Supplies Invites AASP/NJ Members to Free Training Event

AASP/NJ President Ken Miller Benjamin Stephens will present “Negotiation Tactics for Today’s Collision Repair Environment” and “Documentation for Stronger Negotiations.”

ASE President Addresses Industry on Accreditation Process

Dave Johnson emphasizes that automotive program accreditation ensures that students are taught the important skills that employers are looking for when hiring entry-level automotive service professionals.