The Alliance of Automotive Service Providers, Minnesota (AASP-MN) recently raised nearly $8,000 in its 2012 fundraising campaign to support the AASP-MN Automotive Education Fund. The majority of that money was raised at the association’s annual Race for Automotive Education.
The U.S. House Oversight and Government Reform Committee’s Subcommittee on Regulatory Affairs, Stimulus Oversight and Government Spending has held a hearing titled “Volt Vehicle Fire: What Did NHTSA Know and When Did They Know It?” The hearing comes after the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) announced an end to its investigation into Chevy Volt battery fires.
Sherwin-Williams Automotive Finishes 2012 second quarter training sessions are designed for collision repair industry professionals seeking advancement and increased knowledge in their field. Courses will be offered March 20 through June 28, 2012.
Legislators are again proposing to impose limits on OEM collision part design patents to allow for aftermarket part manufacturers to produce a wider range of parts.
I-CAR says it has recognized the need for a training program that highlights some of the best practices for repairing collision-damaged vehicles that have been built primarily with HSS and UHSS.
Early indications of a record turnout of exhibitors and attendees are coming in for the Alliance of Automotive Service Providers of New Jersey (AASP/NJ)’s 35th annual NORTHEAST 2012 Automotive Services Show taking place March 9, 10 and 11 at the Meadowlands Exposition Center of Secaucus, N.J.
Chris Abraham, president of Service King Collision Repair Centers, the nation’s largest employee-owned operator of collision repair centers, announced the appointment of Justin Regan as the company’s new vice president of the Houston market.
Despite seeing an overall market rebound, auto recyclers say that in 2012, they are challenged by new parts manufacturers sometimes matching prices for used parts.
The Martin Senour Company announced its new March through June 2012 training schedule. Training courses will be held at Martin Senour locations nationwide and include an emphasis on sustainable operations from both a business and technical standpoint.
What started as a one-person local business in the late 1980s will celebrate a milestone anniversary in February. Zara’s Collision Center, based in Springfield, Ill., will mark 25 years of operation Feb. 9.
Insurance Auto Auctions, Inc. (IAA) announced an agreement with Chen Jia, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Jiangsu Chenlong Resource Recycling Development Co. Ltd. in Zhangjiagang, Jiangsu, China. Chenlong Recycling is one of the first companies to obtain one of only a few recycling permits from the Chinese government that allows the import of salvage vehicles for the purpose of recycling.
After a national competition, The Sherwin-Williams Company has awarded its annual signature grant to MedWish International. The $50,000 grant will create the Sherwin-Williams Children’s Health Fund (SWCHF), designed to expedite the shipment of medical supplies from Northeast Ohio to children worldwide.