Ted Rainer, owner of Ocean Bay Auto Body, was the high bidder for the NORTHEAST 40th Anniversary Harley-Davidson Softail Slim S Model at this year’s show.
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Kyle Bossick, 18, of Ocean Bay Auto Body takes home the Russ Robson Scholarship Award, which was created in 2001 to honor the late Russ Robson.
Larry Montanez of P&L Consultants will be conducting an overview/training seminar covering metallurgy, new repair technologies and modern joining processes.
The event, which pays tribute to former board member and influential association member Lou Scoras, also raises money for a scholarship in his name, helping to engage and inspire the next generation of automotive technicians.
Moy, 44, had an extensive industry history including work as a consultant for Precision Auto Group (among others) and as a coach for VeriFacts Automotive.
The Alliance of Automotive Service Providers of New Jersey once again donated funds, as well as time, to the contest in which students compete against each other in collision repair tasks including estimating, bumper repair, welding and adhesives.
The 39th version of the NORTHEAST show broke all previous records for attendance, booth space and seminar registration, and may expand to a second level of the Meadowlands Exposition Center in 2017.
Metropolitan Car-O-Liner will occupy 1,800 square feet at the show, where it will feature new products and live demonstrations.
Sam and Richard Valenzuela of National AutoBody Research will discuss the various aspects of the Variable Rate System and the ways it benefits both body shop owners and the industry as a whole.
With representatives from Ford, Nissan, Audi, Honda and more in a discussion led by Assured Performance Network’s Aaron Clark, the presentation will provide information on taking the most effective steps to becoming certified.
Owner Anthony Lake recognized for his certifications and improving his shop, as well as his consistent battles in court to challenge some of the everyday obstacles shops face from insurers.